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Human immunodeficiency virus, ribonuclic acid, polymerase chain reaction, Elisa, sexually transmitted disease test - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi Doctor
User :   I had unprotected Sex last week
User :   I wanted to Test Hiv RNA pcr test . Please let me know the time period of testing it
Doctor :   One week post exposure is minimum time
User :   ok will the results will be accurate . If iam fall negative shd i need to test again?
Doctor :   The best test is always a ELISA for antibodies
Doctor :   which is done after 30 days of exposure
User :   ok
Doctor :   If you want early test
Doctor :   then it is the test but may not the best of the tests offered
Doctor :   I would prefer to test at 30 days of exposure
Doctor :   with ELISA for HIV antibodies
User :   Since the incident happened on Last sunday . after day i took her and checked her status which is negative
Doctor :   Ok that is good news
User :   test was taken on last tuesday . Iam still worried of her status Cos if she is recently infected .
Doctor :   Ok but I do not have answer for that
Doctor :   But I would like to say this
Doctor :   If she is recently infected if the number of virus particles would be low and the potential for infection or transmit would be low
User :   ok
User :   but after tat incident i have burning sensation in penis for 1st two days and after that i had frequent urination
Doctor :   Ok in that case, you can test for Urinalysis and Swab test for STD infections
User :   and still i didnt recovered from this . I met the skin specialist last wednesday and test urnie routine
Doctor :   ok
User :   tested Urnie routine . Results is 5-6 pus seen
Doctor :   Ok that can be slightly infectious nature
User :   im taking Pepdox and Ciprofloxacin for past 4 days still didnt recovered
Doctor :   Ok you take more time do not worry
User :   tats why im very worried my status
User :   Can i take RNA test by this wednesday?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   you can take
User :   and shd i need to take any other STD test along with RNA ?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   need for now
User :   Can i relay on RNA Test ?
Doctor :   yes for now
Doctor :   to allay your anxiety
User :   ok shd i consultant counselor
Doctor :   yes better
User :   Ok Thanks
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