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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hello Dr.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I needed a second I came back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u can proceed with the query
User :   may I know ur name dr. ............if you do not mind
Doctor :   I am Dr... here
User :   I chatted with you earlier
User :   do you remeber about my HIV exposure
Doctor :   Yes, I know
User :   non-pentrative sex with a CSW..................Genital rubbing via underwear
Doctor :   I am aware of it
Doctor :   continue
User :   according to you it was a zero risk incident
Doctor :   Negligible risk which was confirmed negative with the tests u have done
User :   I have some queries on PCR DNA test
Doctor :   ok
User :   my 52 days PCR DNA for HIV was "not detected"
Doctor :   right
User :   they took the sample at their collection centre on Thursday
Doctor :   ok
User :   the sample was sent to main lab next day
Doctor :   ok
User :   main lab ran the test 2 days later i.e. on Monday
User :   This test checks for virus itself................since HIV is a fragile virus.......isnt there is a possibility of sample going bad or virus dying in the sample
Doctor :   It will be stored in the proper medium
Doctor :   and hence no worry about that
User :   the virus will remain alive
Doctor :   Yes, it does
User :   if it is present
User :   according to you ECLIA test done at 86 day mark is conclusive enough
User :   also my ELISA (RAPID) at 86 days negative
Doctor :   right
User :   my ECLIA test result read as "p24antigen + HIV antibodies negative"
Doctor :   Ok
User :   can it be assumed that they checked for all types and sub-types
Doctor :   Yes
User :   is ECLIA method more preferred over ELISA
Doctor :   It is an equally competent
Doctor :   test
User :   ok
User :   and according to you antidepressants will not effect the test results
Doctor :   not at all
User :   I know I am asking again................
User :   Is there a need for further testing for me
Doctor :   not required
User :   do hiv infection show any early symptoms
Doctor :   no it does not
User :   after how much time it shows symptoms
Doctor :   it can be as early as 6 months
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other questions?
User :   any possibility of false negative PCR DNA at 52 days
Doctor :   No
User :   or false negative ECLIA at 86 days
Doctor :   no
User :   ok
User :   then why it is said that test should be repeated at 6 months
Doctor :   there are supportive results
Doctor :   if it is only with ELISA, then it needs a repetition
Doctor :   otherwise not required
Doctor :   as you have confirmed beyond doubt now
User :   u mean by PCR DNA
Doctor :   Yes
User :   u said you r from....
Doctor :   yes
User :   I am looking for a HIV counseller in ....
Doctor :   ok
User :   as I am not able to control my thoughts
Doctor :   yes it helps
User :   according to you...............its 100% sure that I do not need further testinh
User :   testing
Doctor :   testing
User :   u there?
Doctor :   it does not require
User :   ok
User :   thank you Dr.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting, bye for now
User :   bye
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