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I had unprotected oral sex on me I saw no blood I have no sores I am circumsized I have tooken a HIV dna pcr test at 18 days and a 46 also a 4 week and 6 week duo test and a 8 week rapid test am I ok?

I had unprotected oral sex  on me I saw no blood I have no sores I am circumsized I have tooken a HIV dna pcr test at 18 days and a 46 also a 4 week and 6 week duo test and a 8 week rapid test am I ok?

You're OK: Oral sex is safe sex for HIV, with no proved transmissions by fellatio from mouth to penis, only rare ones penis to oral. You didn't need testing on account of this event and for sure not the multiple expensive ones you had. But the results from that combination of tests are conclusive. For sure you didn't catch HIV during that exposure and no further testing is needed. Best wishes and stay safe! ...Read more

Polymerase Chain Reaction (Definition)

Polymerase chain reaction is a method of finding a specific piece of dna and copying it over and over again until there is enough to study. The technique allows a scientist to detect very small amounts of dna in a swab sample then reproduce enough of it to study it. It is very sensisitive for detecting the presence of certain bacteria and is also used in doing other ...Read more


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What kind of doctor sees somebody for atypical pneumonia?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for atypical pneumonia?

Options: I would start with your primary care physician. He/she might send you to an infectious disease doctor if needed. ...Read more

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What can I use for atypical pneumonia if I don't have a doctor?

What can I use for atypical pneumonia if I don't have a doctor?

This needs doc: Pneumonia is not typically something you treat with home remedy, so if no doctor should go to emergency room or urgent care clinic, if one feels real bad the er is safest bet. ...Read more

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If you have atypical pneumonia, are you likely to get crackles in lungs?

If you have atypical pneumonia, are you likely to get crackles in lungs?

You can: All types of pneumonias may have crackles in the bases of lung affected. ...Read more

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Would atypical pneumonia surely lead to h1n1?

Would atypical pneumonia surely lead to h1n1?

No: H1n1 influenza occurs only during epidemics, and while there is h1n1 influenza in the U.S. Right now, especially in the northeast, you wouldn't necessarily get it just because you had atypical pneumonia. On the other hand, people with influenza can sometimes develop viral or bacterial pneumonia as a complication. ...Read more

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My father was diagnosed with atypical pneumonia. What does this mean?

My father was diagnosed with atypical pneumonia. What does this mean?

Outdated term: "atypical pneumonia" is actually very common, but differs from the "textbook" description of acute onset symptoms with a very predictable x-ray appearance. The designation is not useful. It tells us little about the causative bug(s), and treatment is not determined by the x-ray or acuity of symptoms. Currently, a more useful term used to guide treatment decisions is community acquired pneumonia. ...Read more

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My 12 year old niece is suffering from atypical pneumonia. What are the precautions to be taken?

Avoid contacts: This a type of pneumonia is caused by mycoplasma and treated with Erythromycin antibiotic. Precautions are same as with any other respiratory infection. Avoidance of close proximity, touching contaminated surfaces etc. ...Read more

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Dr. Mohammed Parvez
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Atypical Pneumonia (Definition)

Atypical pneumonia is so called because the causative organisms are not the usual ones associated with most cases of pneumonia. Besides mycoplasma, chlamydia & legionella, many viruses, fungi & protozoa can cause atypical pneumonia as well. Symptoms & signs can be atypical - dry cough, minimal or no fever, absence of lobar consolidation or leucocytosis etc. ...Read more


Pcr (Definition)

Polymerase chain reaction is used in molecular biology to amplify copies of dna. It is used in dna cloning for sequencing, functional analysis of genes, identification of genetic finger prints, diagnosis of hereditary ...Read more