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Worried about getting HIV after accupunture treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hiv
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi doctro
User :   are u a specialst in hiv?
Doctor :   Yes, I do have experience in HIV care and Treatment
User :   ok i did acupuncture 4 weeks ago
User :   only one time
Doctor :   ok,
User :   today i see blue/purple dots on my penis
User :   not on the how do i say (head)
User :   but on the skin
Doctor :   ok,
User :   how worried should i be
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms ?
User :   no
User :   only two purple / blue dots
Doctor :   ok , how big are the lesions ?
User :   half centimeter
User :   only on my penis i have this
Doctor :   ok, are you sexually active ?
User :   only iwth my wife
User :   with
Doctor :   ok, do you have itching over / around the lesions ?
User :   no nothing
User :   they are only there
Doctor :   do not worry , it could be a fungal infection , but no where related to the acupuncture and surely not related to HIV
User :   so this dots have nothing to do with hiv?
User :   these
Doctor :   not at al
User :   what would hiv symptoms be like?
Doctor :   if a person is infected with HIV the start of symptoms may be after 3 to 6 months
Doctor :   and the start symptoms will be just like viral fever : fever , joint pains , muscle pains, oral ulcers , minute rashes all over the body , head ache. These symptoms go unnoticed most of times
Doctor :   and it is then any test can detect the presence of HIV in the body
Doctor :   and the patient lives normal life unless his CD4 count ( immune cells ) come down causing step down in immune power ( resistance to diseases ) and gets various opportunistic infections and present the symptoms of the same
Doctor :   and it may take around 4 to 5 years for the CD4 to show a drop
User :   i c
User :   i mean more about the first sympotms u are having
User :   like the first weels
User :   weeks
User :   what does are like
Doctor :   no there will be no symptoms in the first 3 or 6 months
Doctor :   the person will be completely normal unless he has some other infections
User :   well i read about the acute hiv
User :   on wikepedia
User :   acute is first weeks righyt?
Doctor :   No there is no such illness
Doctor :   only very rarely in some cases the time ( 3 to 6 months : Window period ) may be short
Doctor :   say not more than a month
Doctor :   because it needs for the virus to multiply to a optimum number
Doctor :   to produce a overt illness
User :   so my spots are acording tp you?
User :   the purple / blue
User :   on my penis
Doctor :   Probably a fungal infection
Doctor :   apply MICANAZOLE oint it will help
Doctor :   ZOLE F ( brand name )
Doctor :   twice daily after through washing
User :   but it cant be hiv u say?
Doctor :   i am sure , it cannot be HIV
User :   i am still worried it is
Doctor :   Do not worry
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