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PCR test and HIV status - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi Dr.
User :   is there any HIV doctor
User :   ??
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   I am a general practitioner. you can discuss your problem with me. I will recommend you specialist if needed.
User :   ok,
User :   I have a many sex relations in the past, the last one is before 4 months
User :   i did a PCR test at day 27 after that relation, the result is negative
Doctor :   ok. have you had unprotected or protected intercourse ?
User :   then, I did antibody test two times after two month, the result is negative
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how many days have passed since the exposure/unprotected intercourse?
User :   protected
Doctor :   is the HIV status of your partner known with whom you had the intercourse?
User :   is the HIV status of your partner known with whom you had the intercourse? no
User :   the last relation is before 4 months
User :   so, are these tests are enough?
Doctor :   ok. if you have had protected intercourse and with no exchange of body fluids like semen, saliva then chances of HIV is not there
Doctor :   also your tests show that the infection is not present.
Doctor :   you can do a repeat PCR DNA test to reconfirm the infection status at present
Doctor :   and if found negative follow safe sex measures
Doctor :   if found positive, start with treatment.
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   yes
Doctor :   is there anything else you would like to ask me?
User :   Is pcr accured after 27 days>?
Doctor :   PCR test can be done anytime. But having a confirmation after 3 months is safer.
Doctor :   you can take a second opinion from our panel specialists.
Doctor :   to consult with HIV specialist from our panel, follow this link
Doctor :   WWW.WWWW.WW User :   two months, are they enough for antibody test?
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Doctor :   ELISA is best done at 3 months when the window period is over
Doctor :   which antibody test was done for you at 2 months?
User :   yes i did it after two months
Doctor :   could name the tests done?
User :   the standard test
Doctor :   could you name the tests done?
Doctor :   are you having any symptoms at present? if yes, please describe them in detail
User :   actually i did not know the name
Doctor :   ok
User :   there are no symptoms
Doctor :   then do not worry about the HIV status, get a re-test done for PCR DNA to confirm the infection status
Doctor :   and proceed further with treatment as per the result.
User :   ok
User :   most of doctors said 27 days for pcr is anough
User :   enought
Doctor :   yes it is enough, since you still have doubt in the results, hence I suggested a re-test.
User :   ok, thanks
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   thank you
User :   bye
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me. bye for now.
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