Q&A HIV | DrSafeHands
Safe Sex Clinic

Is HIV 1, 2, and p24 combo CMIA test index value of 0.05 (negative) reliable at 20 days post-exposure? Do I need to retest at 30 or 45 days?

Answer requested by Tushar Mittal Hi Tushar. Thanks for your query. The HIV 4th gen test is considered highly accurate after 28 days of potential exposure. After 45 days, as per CDC guidelines, it can be taken as conclusive. To answer your specific query, the p24 antigen becomes detectable in the blood after 2 to 3 […]

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
Mental Health

What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) | Benefits | Sessions

What is Dialectical Behaviour Therapy or DBT? DBT was developed initially for borderline personality disorder (BPD) specifically for repeated self-harm in individuals with BPD. It is a form of cognitive-behavioral therapy Who is suitable for this therapy? People with Borderline Personality Disorder Any other mental health disorder, which has under-control and over-control of emotions, maladaptive […]

Can you get STIs/ STDs from a toilet seat?

Can you get STIs/ STDs from a toilet seat?

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs), also called as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are transmitted mainly through sex. Other forms of transmission include mother-to-baby transmission during pregnancy and delivery, through shared needles while injecting drugs, blood transfusions with infected blood, tattooing with non-sterile needles, close skin-to-skin contact with an infected person and so on. Toilet seats though, […]