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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   hello - i had a quick question
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   i had unprotected sex about 2 weeks ago and want an hiv test. Is there a reliable test I can take now or do I have to wait?
Doctor :   i will help u in this
Doctor :   there is a window period of 6 months
Doctor :   in which the antibodies take to appear
User :   i read that there is a test you can take at 10 days called a proviral DNA test

Doctor :   yes this a test to detect
Doctor :   the viral load
Doctor :   yu can do this test
Doctor :   it can be done after 1 week
User :   ok but you said 6 months - i am now confused

Doctor :   this test detects the
Doctor :   let me explain to yu

Doctor :   the most accurate tests are antibody testing
Doctor :   for human body to produce the antibodies against the virus it will take 6 monts
Doctor :   this tests includes ELISA and Western blot
User :   are there any tests that can be done sooner than 6 months other than the Viral Load?

Doctor :   Viral culture can be done
User :   what test is this?

Doctor :   but it takes more time and its less sensitive and highly specific
Doctor :   this to culture of the viurs in the leucocytes
User :   i also read i can get a DUO test after 28 days - do you know about this?
Doctor :   and see for replication
Doctor :   P24 antigen
Doctor :   PCR/RNA test
Doctor :   both can be done in window period
Doctor :   thats before 6 monts
User :   OK. Do you know where I can get these tests? I am in the UK
Doctor :   DUO test is to detect both HIV 1 and 2 test
Doctor :   yu can contact any private clinic, as i do no wether NHS does it or not
User :   do you know how quickly it takes to get results?

Doctor :   results is within 24- 48 hrs
User :   is that for the DNA test too?
Doctor :   DUO test is both antibody testing and P24 antigen estimation
Doctor :   which can be done with in 28 days
Doctor :   regarding DNA test
Doctor :   HIV DNA test is not a regular test here
Doctor :   can i contact yu back over an E- mail ID
User :   no. i have a few more questions
Doctor :   please proceed
Doctor :   i will help u
User :   if i had unprotected oral sex (receiving), what are the chances that I got hiv or gonorrhoea
Doctor :   following oral sex if the semen is ejaculated
Doctor :   in the mouth , if the oral ulcers or cuts are there
Doctor :   then the chances of there
Doctor :   but the risk is lesser compared to vaginal and anal sex
Doctor :   the risk increased more even if the partner has STD
User :   sorry, i received oral sex and ejaculated into her mouth - what are my chances of getting an STD?

Doctor :   are yu asking about your chances or her chances

User :   mine
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   its very very less
Doctor :   its the least possible transmission
Doctor :   much less than 1%
User :   can i ask what is your name?
Doctor :   Dr XXXX
User :   thank you dr. good day
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any thing else i can help u with
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User :   hello?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   is this dr. XXXXXXXX k?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Please proceed
User :   hi doctor - are there any other doctors available?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   how do i chat with them?
Doctor :   We have a panel of doctors
Doctor :   whom you can chat with 24/7
User :   ok - can you transfer me?

Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Give me a minute
Doctor :   Would you like to logout and log back
Doctor :   so that a different doctor takes the chat
User :   yes
User :   thanks
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