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Date : 10-Oct-2013
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User:hi doctor
User:i want to know about western Blot test
User:any reason for this test
Doctor:Are you asking about western blot for HIV ?
User:no i have no idea
Doctor:usually a western blot test is done for HIV
Doctor:it is a biochemical test
User:just doctor told for my dad to do this test
Doctor:is he going for any surgery?
Doctor:Can you please confirm with the doctor about what western blot he wants to do?
User:no for few days before he had fever and hospitalized due to gap in back
User:and CD4/CD8
Doctor:this is a test for HIV then
User:and he aslo havin mouth ulcers
Doctor:CD4 and CD8 is also done in HIV testing
User:what is the symtoms then
Doctor:hope you got your answer
Doctor:are you there?
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:can u help with the symtoms of HIV
Doctor:symptoms are vague and inconclusive
Doctor:it can be anything from fever to anything like cancer
Doctor:there is no single symptom that can conclude on HIV
Doctor:Are you getting me?
Doctor:can we take this on call?
Doctor:I can explain better
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number
Doctor:I shall call you
User:no thanks for the help
User:if the test is negative then
Doctor:then he is negative for HIV
Doctor:anything else?
Doctor:bye for now
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