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Hi, I have a concern regarding getting HIV. I had unprotected oral sex about a week back with a sex worker, who has been in this profession for a few years and is well-reviewed. I am freaking out now about getting HIV. Can you please advise what are the chances of getting HIV after receiving unprotected oral sex and when should I get tested (3 weeks i guess)? I did not have any sores on my genitals, and apparently she did not have any ulcers, wounds etc in her mouth, but of course, I am not...
Hi, and thank you for your question The chance of getting HIV from oral sex is extremely low as indicated in our Know Your Chances charts and on our HIV and AIDS information page. If you are sexually active, we recommend getting tested routinely (every 6-12 months) for all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea. The best time to test for HIV is... Read Full Answer
Can I get hiv while rubbing my genital with someone else while wearing thin clothing? The other person was also wearing underwear.
Hello, and thank you for your question. HIV is transmitted through blood and body fluids, and cannot be passed through casual contact, skin to skin contact, or through clothing. For more information on a variety of sexually transmitted infections please visit STIs at a Glance or for info about transmission risk check out Know your Chances. Please let us know if this does not answer your... Read Full Answer
I'm finishing my 7 day since I got a shot from a Doctor and 4 pills I had the next day that were prescribed. Can I have sex today?
Hi, thanks for your question Yes, you can have sex today! BUT if the person that you’re going to have sex with was a partner from before you got treatment, make sure they took the treatment and waited for 7 days before sex as well! If you have sex with an ongoing partner that has not been treated for the infection, you will likely get it back again. Let us know if this does not answer... Read Full Answer
I had protected sex with a prostitute 3 weeks ago . The condom seemed to be fine at the time . I am naturally a stressed person . So my question is when the condom fail does it fail drastically ? Or it can fail without me knowing ?
Hi When a condom fails it usually does it in a way that would make you notice the failure. Condoms are made out of thin latex so when that latex is stressed during penetration and the thrusting of sex, the condom tends to rip if it fails, which is easy to notice. Using a condom offers great protection and if you used a condom the entire time and it looked fine coming off I would not be... Read Full Answer
I am from INDIA.I had unprotected gay oral sex many times and I had anal sex one time without condom. I had severe joint paints for 10 days and 10 to 15 rashes some of itchy some rashes are not itchy. I went to blood test I don't know the last exposure day please help me. 1.hiv-ab-serum 2.hbsag-serum 3.anti-hcv-serum 4.tpha test for syphilis serum (immuno chromatographic) this all the test are negative. I went for hiv1 and hiv2 antibodies western blot serum test. Hiv1 and hiv 2 antibodies...
Hi You are doing the correct action by going for a test. A STI/HIV test will let you know if something was passed to you. The symptoms you have described can be caused by many different medical conditions so would not be a reliable way to know if you have an STI or not. For the best care it would be good to mention the symptoms you are having to the person that did your testing. Given the type... Read Full Answer