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Testing for HIV after condom failure - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query.
User :   yesterday i talked with a doctor here but i m still tensed
Doctor :   ok. please proceed with your query. why are you still tensed?.
User :   i had sex with a prostitute 1 and half month back may be between 25-31 may 2010 i used two condoms but when i pulled my penis after ejaculation i seen my condom was burst . i was very tensed and she said dont worry she is not sick i was tensed for 1 month so on 14th july 2010 i gone for test of hiv 1 &2 anitibodies and it came negative
User :   but the doctor said you want to retest again as the test was in window period
Doctor :   ok. most of the antibody tests are 80% conclusive after 1 month and about 98% conclusive in 3 months time
Doctor :   you can go ahead with PCR DNA test to confirm that you are HIV negative
Doctor :   it can be done anytime after 15 days of exposure
Doctor :   get an STD screening test also done to rule out other infections
User :   so he told me to come again in month of september . doctor i am very tensed and cant concentrate on anything
User :   i asked him of any other test he said no test can give you 100% result only after 3months you can get accurate result
Doctor :   you can go ahead with PCR DNA test to confirm that you are HIV negative, it can be done anytime after 15 days of exposure with 100% results
User :   can you tell me something what u think? as after 1 monh test i came negative
Doctor :   since the test showed negative result, it means that no antibodies were detected. and that you do not have HIV
Doctor :   but since you are worried about the window period, I suggested you the PCR DNA test
Doctor :   you can also do P24 antigen test which can be done after 1 month of exposure, it also gives 100% results after 1 month time
User :   ok i will see for this hope i get negative result
User :   doctor tell me something so that my mind can be calm
Doctor :   in all probabilities it would be negative result
Doctor :   get STD screening tests also done to rule out possibility of other infections.
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   yes doctor only one thing you tell me see i had that incident on may 25-30th 2010 and got tested on 14th july 2010 means 44 days after the incident and came negative so what you think i am 100% negative or have chances ?
Doctor :   at about 1 month time, the antibody test doen is 80% conclusive
Doctor :   if you are very much bothered about the results
Doctor :   go ahead with a PCR DNA test or P24 antigen test
Doctor :   which will give you 100% results
User :   ok thankyou doctor
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no thankyou
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