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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I got two HIV DNA PCR tests done with 2 months gap, both came negative, would that mean I am free from HIV
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
User :   I had unprotected sex some time ago
User :   after that I got following tests done
User :   and DNA PC in 5 days of exposure
User :   ans early screening test in 7 days of exposure
Doctor :   HIV DNA PCR is the most advanced technique to check for HIV viral particles and if it is negative it means that there is no detectable HIV virus in your body
User :   and another DNA PCR after 2 and half months
User :   all came negative
Doctor :   So I would say that you are saved because of your act
Doctor :   and you do not have to worry
User :   so after 2 consecutive HIV DNA within 2 months ... i dont have to worry
Doctor :   yes
User :   also I dont see any rashes or any thing on my genitals, so shud I worry about any other STD
Doctor :   Importantly you should take precautions to avoid such exposures in future
Doctor :   never ever have unprotected sex with unknown people
User :   ya sure... I'm much more careful now
User :   shud I get tested for any STD as well
User :   I dont see any rashes or any other symptom though
Doctor :   No need
Doctor :   If it is more than 2 months, and you do not have any symptoms
Doctor :   you need not go for any tests
User :   ok
User :   should i get tested at 3 months and 6 months for HIV tests
Doctor :   No need
Doctor :   Just forget about HIV
Doctor :   and think about the positive and healthy life ahead
Doctor :   Ok?
User :   great thanks..
User :   have a nice day, bye
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Have a great year ahead
User :   same to you.. :)
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