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Scared about getting infected by sexually transmitted disease - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your
Doctor :   hi
User :   hi i am worried i have hiv, can i explain to you my circumstances
Doctor :   yes please proceed
User :   i had the incident on oct 1, started feeling aches in the body a week or two later
User :   survved with foot massages and back ones until nov 1
User :   went down with flu and saw the doc
User :   took some anti biotics
User :   the fatigue didnt go though i was back at work
User :   2 days later
User :   then i saw the ad for hiv and started to panic
Doctor :   what do u mean by incident ?
User :   this was late november
User :   i also saw some rashes on my hand red spots like
User :   slept with someone but uses protection
User :   on 6th dec saw the doc for insomnia as i slept only 2hrs
User :   he gave me dormicum sleeping tabs which shut me down dor 4 hrs but then woke me up after the effect was gone
Doctor :   the symptoms you have are due to anzierty and are not related to HIV RIGHT NOW
User :   also gave me pain killer for my leg pain and med for my flu like symptom
User :   i also had hiv anitgen and antibody test but was non reactive so was vdrl
User :   my legs were badly paining whilst in sleep position like somethings moving in it
User :   last week the doc gave me some alprozamol and ampitridylne anti depress meds
Doctor :   as i said the symptoms are not due to HIV
User :   ok then what about these rashes which are coming now
Doctor :   GUILT and fear of having HIV can cause such symptoms
User :   rashes on my shoulder, back all the way to the bums
User :   i thought this was the real sign......
User :   of hiv
Doctor :   no
User :   thy dont stop even after applying creams and all the med taken
Doctor :   there are a lot of other gins and symptoms that begin before all these u have mentioned
User :   gins?
User :   sorry signs u meant
Doctor :   i would suggest you to stop taking all such creams
Doctor :   yes i meant signs
Doctor :   you need to consult a dermatologist to se what the rash is about
User :   i am damn scared......did the hiv test after 2 months but they say about the window period of 3 months
Doctor :   also get some blood tests to check CBC, PLATELET COUNT , etc
Doctor :   yes thats right
User :   i did the platelet count its ok, whats cbc?
Doctor :   but there is no need to panic here
User :   they checked white, red blood cells its ok
Doctor :   completel blood count = cbc
User :   have u dealt with hiv patient before
Doctor :   if most tests are fine ,then there is no need to worry
User :   yes but after 2 months is it ok or you think there is chance at 3 month point to do it again and be positive?
Doctor :   Yes i have treated many HIV cases before and i am experienced in the diagnosis of such illnesses
Doctor :   In your case the tests will be negastive again, most probably
User :   before i came across the hiv ad, i had really fatigue
User :   whole body aching and a rash on my elbow part had come out 3-4 weeks after the incident
Doctor :   to confirm your doubts, you can do a PCR for HIV RNA , which is 100 % effective to determine the HIV status and additional tests are not needed again
User :   but i was working and alert until 11 dec last sunday i took a holiday from work for 2 weeks
User :   the only test in the place i went to did the anitgen/antibody
User :   is it ok?
Doctor :   The ELISA TEST NEEDS TO REPAATED AGAIN for confirmation
Doctor :   but the HIV PCR for RNA, is a one time confirmative test
User :   but you dont see the early signs in me?
Doctor :   yes , most of the symptoms in you are due to nonspecific flu
Doctor :   and not due to HIV
User :   i didnt have fever, though had dry mouth, fatigue and insomnia, followed by these rashes
Doctor :   HAVE U had lost weight over the last month ?
Doctor :   any severe diarhea ?
Doctor :   and persistant fever and swollen lymph nodes that u have ?
User :   i feel i have but not really wieght that is, yes had severe diarhea last week thought it was due to the med the doctor gave
User :   but kind of normalised now but have pain in the abdomen when i cough since yest
Doctor :   then as i said u dont have HIV
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