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Possibility of HIV infection - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   hi
User :   i ve some doubt reagrding HIV infection
Doctor :   Hi
User :   how can we identify an HIV infection?
Doctor :   It depends on the stage of the disease
Doctor :   usually the ELISA test is done first
User :   once it is affeted means, is ther any treatment?
Doctor :   if it is negative the
Doctor :   patient is free from HIV
Doctor :   if it is positive then a confirmation is done with Western blotting test
Doctor :   There is no treatment for HIV
Doctor :   only prevention
User :   okay
Doctor :   WE can only control the replication of Virus
Doctor :   and keep the immunity under control
User :   how costly the elisa test shud be?
Doctor :   It is very cheap
User :   aprox?
Doctor :   comes around 100 to 200 rupees however the western blotting should be
Doctor :   costly
Doctor :   Ok
User :   one of my friend has contacted with a professionl gal , while contacting the condom has broken
User :   so he is afraid
Doctor :   When was the contact
User :   3-4 months bak
User :   is ther any possibilty 4 hiv infection?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   he doesnt know whether she has affected or not . that was his frst experience
Doctor :   If the female has the infection
Doctor :   Then get the HIV test done
Doctor :   with ELISa
Doctor :   first
User :   k
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting bye
User :   thanks for the kind information
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