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Most reliable tests for detecting HIV - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Doctor :   It seems that you have moved out of the chat window, Please get back if you need any medical advice.
User :   hi doctor 6 weeks before i had sex with a stranger. i used condom but she did some oral sex. now i am scared about hiv.i have already tested once after 6 weeks.then it is negative what should i the second week i had some flu
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   i am 34 yrs old
User :   i had sex with a stranger 7 wks before
Doctor :   tests will become positive if infection only after 3- 6months time
Doctor :   ELiSa i eman
Doctor :   Elisa i mean
User :   i tested after 6 weeks it was negative
User :   any symptoms before three months
Doctor :   yep
User :   what r they
Doctor :   flu of unexplained origin
Doctor :   loose stools
Doctor :   not responding to usual treatment
Doctor :   cough
User :   i had a flu which every had it cured without treatment
Doctor :   ok
User :   any precautoins
Doctor :   sometimes following initial infection, you may have no symptoms.
Doctor :   u need to get repeat check
Doctor :   at 6 months
User :   will it possible to test ourself
Doctor :   now its already one month na
User :   1 and half month
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   after 4 and half months from now
Doctor :   there are tests to tests
Doctor :   but they are not reliable
Doctor :   The only way to prevent infection by the virus is to avoid behaviors that put you at risk
User :   which most relaible
Doctor :   also get checked for other STD`s
Doctor :   ELISA is most reliable
Doctor :   and accurate
User :   need i have a check aafter three months
Doctor :   yes
User :   i have wife and baby now i am using cancdoms
Doctor :   there are prescription based
Doctor :   drugs
Doctor :   which u can take after consulting doctor
User :   if iam not infected
Doctor :   i suggest u to see a physician and get them
User :   how the medicin will behave
Doctor :   still dont take any chances
Doctor :   use condom always
Doctor :   i didnt get u
Doctor :   If you have been exposed to the HIV virus, early testing is important because it is generally believed that the earlier treatment is started the better your outcome
User :   if iam not infected by the tests will the dr. give any medicin
Doctor :   he does precribe u few medicine
User :   i am not sure wether i am exposed
Doctor :   which i suggest u to take
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   still dont take any chances
Doctor :   Two different types of antibody tests, enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA) and Western blot, are available. The screening test is the ELISA test, and Western blot is the confirmatory test. Both of these tests can be negative for up to 3 months after the exposure. In this situation, if the suspicion for HIV infection remains high, another, more accurate test can be performed. This test directly looks for the actual HIV particles in the blood.
User :   i used candom while sex.but she did an open suk
Doctor :   HIV can spread from oral sex as well
Doctor :   thats has been documented
Doctor :   anything else u want to know
Doctor :   even deep kissing will spread infection
User :   wht is the final adivise u have
Doctor :   to see a physician immediately and preventive drug i told
Doctor :   also get ELisa done
Doctor :   at the end of 4 and half from now
Doctor :   Please fill this form I send, and say done when done.
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :   ur welcome
Doctor :   always use condom ,thats for ur own safety
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bye
User :   bye
Doctor :   r u there
User :   yes
Doctor :   until ur not sure whether u have or dont have infection
Doctor :   use condom when u have sex with ur wife
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok i wl do
Doctor :   fine
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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