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Elisa treatment query - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi dr.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   my q is about hiv
User :   last exposure 03 sep 2010....protected intercourse & unprotected oral
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   developed fever one week later with sore throat & pain in thigh muscle
User :   i was preoccupied with the fact that i had sex 7 started surfing net for symptoms
Doctor :   Ok
User :   & though i might have contracted hiv
User :   got follwing test till now
Doctor :   Ok
User :   12 days : electrochemiluminscence: non reactive
User :   42 days : same test non reactive
User :   77 days(11 week) : same test non reactive
User :   85 day(12 week) : Elisa sandwich test: negative : negative: test value 0.040 , cutoff value : 0.300
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can i take this negative result as conclusive
User :   i was told that ur in window period till 12 weeks
User :   i m waiting for your reply..sir
Doctor :   Confirmative diagnosis of HIV is based on the HIV elisa test or elisa sandwich test at the end of window period.
Doctor :   The usual window period for HIV antibodies are for 3 months(that is 12 weeks as you mentioned)
User :   is my last test outside of window period
User :   but still feel that i have hiv ....however the dr says its anxiety
User :   i m still having strange feeling in my thighs ..its does not pain but feels like i dont have strenght there
Doctor :   Since the reports are negative after 12 weeks,
User :   also after ther last test my feet pains a lot when ever i m standing
Doctor :   its unlikely that you will develop HIV.
User :   i m very afraid of having sex with my gf...thinking i might infecr her as well
Doctor :   If you are still worried, then
Doctor :   then I shall suggest you this.
Doctor :   There are different kinds of test performed for HIV
Doctor :   the most sensitive of them is the HIV DNA PCR.
User :   is it possible that someone seroconvert later than 03 months
Doctor :   If the HIV DNA PCR test is negative, then there is in no way that you will be positive later.
Doctor :   The window period usually last for 3 -4 months.
Doctor :   Seroconversion usually happens during this time and not later.
Doctor :   Since your tests are at 12 weeks, there are least chances that you can become positive later.
Doctor :   However, if you still doubtful,
Doctor :   then I would suggest you to get the HIV DNA PCR test
User :   ok....what would u have done in y case
User :   *my
Doctor :   as this is the most sensitive tests which can pick infection during the window period too.
Doctor :   You can either get the HIV DNA PCR test now
User :   also are u aware of complete std screening centres in bangalore
Doctor :   or alternatively get another ELISA test at the end of 4 months.
Doctor :   That will be the conclusive test.
Doctor :   Have you followed?
User :   but my doctor says that u dont need further testing
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