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Exposture to HIV, use of used syringe, test negative - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your health querie
User :   Hi
User :   how are you
Doctor :   hELLO
User :   I might be again here on this form , :(
Doctor :   how can i help you ?
User :   you might have chat with me eariler
Doctor :   yes i did
Doctor :   you had a question about HIV and hypothyroidism
User :   yes,
User :   you r right
User :   its 5 months now(4 months 21 ) days,that syringe incident happed(ie bought a syringe from medical store adn used it,dispovan syringe)
Doctor :   ok
User :   me and wife went for test yesterday, and went for ELISA ( not rapid one )
User :   and it -ve
Doctor :   GOOD
Doctor :   so you are hiv free
User :   4 months 21 days is enough time to be sure
Doctor :   the more you worry about it , the more time and energy and mental peace u will lose over it
Doctor :   first and foremost, you were never exposed to HIV
User :   bec of the winodw period i am worried, it near about 5 months
Doctor :   it was just a fear that you might have been exposed
User :   "yes , i never, but bought a syringe from medical store adn used it,dispovan syringe"
Doctor :   this fear of yours is the main cause of your worry
User :   before that .i never bought syringe from medical
User :   i did a mistake :(
Doctor :   there are millions of disposible syringes sold in india ,
User :   what is it has been repacked and come acreoss to me
User :   what if it has been repacked and come acreoss to me
Doctor :   in that case, you must have been the MOST UNLUCKY PERSON IN THE WHOLE WORLD
User :   so around 5 moths , and both are(me and wife) -ve ,
User :   i should not worry about window perid
Doctor :   this is just a fear in your mind that is causing you to worry about unnecessary things, and then waste money and time on testing
Doctor :   first and foremost, since you were NEVER EXPOSED TO HIV, the need for TESTING never arose
User :   yes
Doctor :   fear is good, so that you exert caution and do not do unwated things
Doctor :   but fear over things, that are absurd is not right
User :   amit: so around 5 moths , and both are(me and wife) -ve , amit: i should not worry about window period ?, apolo doc say , i m gud
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you are not infected with HIV
Doctor :   THE window period for HIV in normla people is 4 weeks to 12 weeks
Doctor :   so your test done now after 5 months is CONCLUSIVE AND VALID
User :   thx again
Doctor :   just relax and enjoy the day
User :   thx
Doctor :   there is no need to test again
User :   thx , i will take out this from my mind
Doctor :   good
User :   thx a lot
Doctor :   u are welcome
Doctor :   have a good evening
Doctor :   take care
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