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Tests to confirm HIV/AIDS - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you?
User :   hello sir
Doctor :   hello
User :   well i wanna ask something regarding to HIV
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   please go on
User :   i gotta friend who is infected to HIV?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   has he gotten it confirmed?
Doctor :   by ELISA?
User :   not sexually but through blood transfussion
Doctor :   ok
User :   well it has to be confirmed
Doctor :   ok
User :   so i wanna ask even a 5ml of blood can infect any person
Doctor :   how long has it been since he has been infected
User :   4 months
Doctor :   it depends on the amount of virus present in the blood
User :   so sir what is the steps he have to take first?
Doctor :   if the person to whom the blood belongs has more viral load with infection in active stage
User :   is AIDS is deadly diseases?
Doctor :   then chances are more
User :   ic
Doctor :   he has to undergo antiretroviral therapy
Doctor :   with the therapy one can hope to bring the virus count down
User :   so for confirm he has to test the ELISA first?
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   and then WESTERN BLOT
Doctor :   if ELISA is positive
User :   which one is faster and cheaper?
Doctor :   instead of ELISA, tridot can be done
Doctor :   its cheaper and faster
User :   tridot?
Doctor :   after this it hasto be confirmed by WESTERN BLOT
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   TRIDOT
Doctor :   its the name of the test
User :   ic
User :   i never heard about that test
User :   is it new one
Doctor :   yes
User :   how much it will cost and is it afective then ELISA?
Doctor :   TRIDOT costs around 100-150Rs
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   elisa is also the same rate
User :   ic
Doctor :   i suggest ELISA
Doctor :   first
User :   western blot musy be expensive
Doctor :   if ELISA is -ve
User :   ic
Doctor :   then get it confirmed by WESTERN BLOT
Doctor :   it costs 1200-1500 Rs
User :   ic
Doctor :   We suggest to get the investigations done at an accredited and barcoded lab, like THYROCARE. You can find out the nearest location at WWW.WWWW.WW
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User :   ok
User :   yes thats my detail
Doctor :   ok
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Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   another thing i wanna know
Doctor :   ok
User :   to be frank
User :   is there any side effect of chloroform?
User :   or rohypnol
Doctor :   chloroform causes sleep and
User :   is it used for seducing person?
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   i have never heard of such
User :   which is powerful anesthia?
User :   rohypnol ?
Doctor :   do you mean hypnoril?
User :   i dont know
Doctor :   can you tell me its composition/
Doctor :   it might be a sedative
User :   ya
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   chloroform is a gas
Doctor :   both can cause sleep
Doctor :   the sedative is used for sleeplessness
Doctor :   anything else?
User :   well i wanna know which is the tablet or pill that atleast one can sleep for 8 hours?
Doctor :   there are sedatives available
Doctor :   but they are not given without a prescription
User :   i know
Doctor :   only after physical examination can we prescribe
User :   but still i wanna knowledge about them
Doctor :   such medicines
Doctor :   sedatives are not knock out drugs
Doctor :   they take time to act\
Doctor :   atleast 1/2 hr to 1 hr
Doctor :   hence they are taken before bed time
User :   like uncounciouness
Doctor :   those drugs cannot be discussed\
Doctor :   about like this
User :   somebody has cheated my friend and inject the HIV blood
Doctor :   no physician will tell you these
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it may not be hiv blood
User :   i came through know from doctor
Doctor :   i suggest you consult the police
User :   the person who injected the blood was HIV person
User :   we have complained to police but police did'nt take any action coz of no proof
Doctor :   i suggest that you consult the police they will help you better
Doctor :   ok
User :   like i said rohypnol(flunittrazepam)
Doctor :   ok
User :   or GHB( gamma hydroxy butyric acid
User :   or chloroform
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   i suggest that you consult a forensic expert
Doctor :   they would give you more info on these
User :   ok fine sir
User :   i thought u might help me too
User :   i know it cannot be discussed
User :   here
Doctor :   i suggest a forensic expert
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   this is not the right forum
User :   we r poor and cant afford big experts
User :   anyway thanks sir
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service
Doctor :   r u there
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User :   hello
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