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    Dr LM Nath is an expert in Community Medicine in the World Health Organisation, New Delhi.

Questions Answered by me

Generally the Window Period is accepted to be 3 months in most cases. In some few cases, the antibody level may take a little longer than 3 months...

Answered on : 28 Nov 2003

It is unfortunate that you had such an unpleasant experience on the beach. However I feel that the chances of HIV infection from this episode are...

Answered on : 26 Nov 2003

New viruses and bacteria emerge from time to time as a result of mutations and genetic variations that occur as organisms evolve. Organisms also...

Answered on : 19 Nov 2003

I am happy to learn that your test was negative or non-reactive. Very good.
To be sure, another test should be done 3 months after the...

Answered on : 04 Nov 2003

I am sure you will realise that I can not give you a definite Yes/No as I was not there and did not myself see if there was any chance of...

Answered on : 03 Nov 2003

After the window period a negative test, even one, is definite proof that there is no HIV infection. False negatives are extremely uncommon in...

Answered on : 01 Nov 2003

There is no doubt that you are HIV positive and it appears that your wife is HIV negative. Are you using protection for sex with your wife? If the...

Answered on : 27 Oct 2003

Yes, HIV can be transmitted by invasive procedures such as colonoscopy if the instrument is contaminated with the virus from another procedure....

Answered on : 06 Oct 2003

Oral sex can lead to HIV infection, but the chances of this happening are not very high. Stop worrying and get yourself tested when you are in...

Answered on : 29 Sep 2003

The capilus test has a runtime of 7 minutes and even if you allow only one
minute for getting the test together, the response can not be in...

Answered on : 23 Sep 2003
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