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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Have got done PCR DNA HIV test done
User :   they are not able to tell me if the test detects all HIV 1 subtypes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I can see your previous chat history
User :   the test just says HIV 1 DNA Not detected and HIV 2 DNA not detected
Doctor :   that is it has been tested for both types
Doctor :   You have chatted wipreviously
User :   yes
Doctor :   and were explained about the results
Doctor :   I am going through your chat history
Doctor :   Give me 2 mins
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Yes, as explained before
User :   Can this test b
Doctor :   it has been explained
Doctor :   I also tell you , that it is quite reliable
User :   Do not know if all subtypes of HIV 1 were tested
User :   I read that DNA PCR is primarily for Subtype B
Doctor :   Yes, it shall be done

Doctor :   for the subtype prevalent in the region
User :   how reliable is ELISA at 9 weeks
Doctor :   It is very much reliable anytime after 6 weeks
User :   do I need further testing
Doctor :   Since the results are negative

Doctor :   you do no
Doctor :   'not
User :   how risky was my act as per my chat history
Doctor :   It was non penetrative sex

Doctor :   as I went through it
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok, I shall go thro once again
Doctor :   give me a minute
User :   but there is a kind of dried pimple on penis
Doctor :   I did go through it again

Doctor :   it is a non penetrative intercourse
User :   yes
Doctor :   Thats what I did mention before
Doctor :   With such an act
Doctor :   there is no risk
Doctor :   so you should not worry
User :   what about the pimple , does that pose any risk
Doctor :   your tests are reconfirming the same
Doctor :   the pimple has to be examined by the Urologist
Doctor :   or a Dermatologist
Doctor :   as well
Doctor :   You should meet the doctor in person
User :   IS SRL
Doctor :   Have you done that now?
User :   doctor has seen it and said its nothing
Doctor :   Fine, that is confirmatory
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   You are back
Doctor :   Proceed with other queries
User :   but does that pimple pose any risk during that act
Doctor :   No, it does not
User :   IS . ..............I mean do doctors recommend it for PCR HIV DNA
Doctor :   Yes, it is reliable

Doctor :   it is one of the good chain of labs in India

User :   OK......last time want to ask that should I go for repeat ELISA at 3 month mark
Doctor :   Not required

User :   thank you so much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
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