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Hi, I had unprotected sexual intercouse and within 48 hours started PEP. However, I stopped PEP after 4 & 1/2 days. I tested HIV negative 41 days after I stopped taking PEP and am due to take another test at 100 days after stopping PEP. If my test results still come back negative, should I still take a test at 6 months after stopping PEP in case of late seroconversion because of PEP use? Thank you.
Hi, thanks for your question. The recommendation to test at the 6 month post risk is based on taking PEP for 28 days. I consulted with our resident physician and the 4 1/2 days pf PEP will not have had any effect on suppressing the virus. So your testing is based on the time the risk took place. The test at 90 days or three months would show any HIV antibodies and that result would accurately... Read Full Answer
Hi, I am 15 years old and I had sex without protection 3 times within like 2 hours. My boyfriend came inside me every time and I’m not on birth control but I have the plan b pill. Will it be effective because I have taken it around 3 times...I’m worried that the chances of getting pregnant are really high. Could uuou please let me know. Thank you so much
Hi, Thanks for your question. Having unprotected sex without being on birth control can lead to pregnancy. It’s difficult to say what the exact chance of getting pregnant is, as this will be different for different people. However, the more times you have unprotected sex the higher the chance of getting pregnant. If you’re able to take Plan B that sounds like a good idea. You can take Plan B... Read Full Answer
Hi I'm curious about going on Birth control. How does it work and whats the procedure? Also, is it 100% effective and is it possible to skip my period with it?
Hi, Thanks for writing. There are lots of different options when it comes to birth control. Some methods of birth control allow you to “skip your period” and other methods allow people to keep their period as normal. No birth control method is 100% effective, but many are between 90-99% effective, which is still very effective! The process for getting birth control (no matter what kind... Read Full Answer
Did an sti check where can i see the results
Hi, Thanks for writing. It really depends where you got tested. Each doctor or clinic has a different way they handle results... usually people can call in, but sometimes they need to return to the clinic. I would contact the clinic where you had your tests done and ask how you can recieve your results. Most STI test results come back from the lab within seven to ten days. Please let... Read Full Answer
I'm on the birth control patch and I'm on my 4th week when I take it off ive gotten my period but its very light, and I'm wondering if it could be pregancy even though I'm on the patch and use condoms
Hi, you are using a very effective birth control method with both the patch and the condoms so pregnancy would be prevented. It is quite common for periods to be lighter when using hormonal birth control whether it is the patch, the ring or the pills. The recommendation is to keep going with the scheduled start of the next patch even if you still have a bit of spotting happening. Let... Read Full Answer