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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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User :   Hi, may I
User :   Hello
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you ?
User :   Ok, So I am freaking out, because I believe I have either a yeast infection, or hiv
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   My symptoms include, thrush
Doctor :   ok
User :   I have been having this dryness on my penis
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I have a clear white discharge rarely
User :   I just have been feeling lousy
User :   I got a hiv/std test right after my last partner
User :   tested negative for everything
User :   but Ive read you have to wait 3 months for symptoms
User :   ive only had protected sex
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I did try this test, at home test for yeast infection
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   where you spit into a cup of water in the morning
User :   and see if anything floats, it did
User :   if that helps
User :   I dont know, I am freaking myself out, thinking the worst
User :   well I mean, with the cup test, something was heavy in it, like sunk to the bottom
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Please do not get anxious.
Doctor :   May I ask you a few questions to help you better ?
User :   yes
User :   you there?
Doctor :   May I know since when you have been having this symptoms and when did you suspect you have had this infection ?
User :   January 11 was my last sexual contact
User :   I didnt
User :   notice anything bad till a month ago
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I had the discharge and dryness on penis
Doctor :   So the symptoms started somwhere around on Feb.20th
User :   I think
User :   actuall more noticeable like a week or two ago
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Do oyu have any fever since then ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Any swelling in the groin ?
User :   no
Doctor :   any enlarged lymph glands ?
User :   no
Doctor :   That is good
Doctor :   Any oral thrush ?
User :   yes
User :   could that be just a plain yeast infection though?
Doctor :   Yes, it could be but
Doctor :   we do not see yeast infection in normal individuals, we see only in immuno-compromised individuals.
User :   so what do you think
Doctor :   One last question, Did you have unprotected sexual intercourse ?
User :   no, none at all
Doctor :   Any time in the recent past ?
User :   never in my life, ive i had unprotected sex
Doctor :   So there is nothing to worry , in that case.
Doctor :   If you still want to be doubly sure , then you can go ahead and get the following test done as it has been already 2 months ;
Doctor :   As the window for HIV & HEP.B is two months
Doctor :   1.HIV-ELISA
Doctor :   2.HBS Ag Test
User :   what do you think my sypmtoms are meaning then, what are the possibilities
Doctor :   These 2 need a window period from 2 months to a max. 6 months
Doctor :   Did you have any sores apart from the dryness on penis and discharge ?
User :   noep
User :   nope*
Doctor :   It could be a simple cadidiasis infection or yeast infection or can be sometimes a super added bacterial infection .
Doctor :   Did you get a swab culture test done ?
User :   no, last testing I got was blood and urine
User :   I tested negative for everything, and this was like a week after my last protected sex
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   I would advise you the following tests so that we can pin pointedly diagnose the causative organism and proceed with the treatment accordingly.
Doctor :   1.Swab culture of the affected Penile surface
Doctor :   2. Sensitivity test
Doctor :   Has a test for HSV Antibodies been done in your blood test ?
User :   no idea
User :   but thank you, I will make sure to make a doctors appointment
User :   you have been helpful
User :   thank you
Doctor :   Thank you for ocnsulting me, Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now
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