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Exposure with person of unknown HIV status. Chances of infection? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Mar-2013
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User:Hello Doctor .
User:This S XXXXXXX From Hyderabad
Doctor:I'm Dr. XXXX. Please proceed with your query
User:i need inf about hiv
Doctor:Please proceed
User:like hiv counsling
User:yeah thanq .
User:About My Exposure : I am not done sex like vaginal , anal , and oral sex .. But while in foreplay i am UN-PROTECTIVE , that time the females vaginal fluids are in leakeage ,I am worrying that fluids had contacted with my penis a bit .( she s a sex worker not knowing her hiv status, I am thinking that she s hiv+)
User:how much chances that i infect ?
Doctor:Alright. You seem to have had an exposure with person of unknown HIV status
Doctor:How long ago was this contact?
User:now its 20 days
User:Above i mentioned about my sexual contact
Doctor:I have read through your exposure
Doctor:you have had an unprotected exposure
Doctor:If it was just a foreplay and not a penetrative sex, then the chances are minimal
Doctor:However, the risk of transmission is 0.04% per act
User:no sexual intercouse doctoe
Doctor:I would suggest you to get tested for HIV after 3 weeks
User:ya i went 15 days dna pcr
User:waiting for the report today
Doctor:That is good
Doctor:Please get back to me with the report
Doctor:and I can suggest accordingly
User:if it came negative
User:no need to do another tests ?
Doctor:Not required
Doctor:May I know your age for the records?
Doctor:Thank you
Doctor:All the best with the test result
User:what r the chances full intercorse like vaginal sex with an hiv+ female
Doctor:chances are pretty high
User:if it is even 1 time also ?
Doctor:You would definitely be under risk in such case
User:as of now ,in my case just vaginal fluids touched then
User:its low risk ?
Doctor:It is low risk but the chances is always there
Doctor:Do not worry
Doctor:Please get your report
Doctor:You should not panic in any ways
Doctor:Wait for the report
Doctor:and expect the best result
Doctor:There is no point in worrying
Doctor:Always practice safe sex
User:ok doctor
Doctor:Most probably your result will be negative
User:ok but many tets have to wait up to 12 weeks ?
User:3 to 6 months ?
Doctor:You have to wait for 3 to 6 months for an ELISA test
User:i heard that pcr s only for high risk only to advice
User:but in my case u saying its low
Doctor:PCR is to detect HIV at earlier stage
User:i am confused and tensed to wait up to 3 momths ?
Doctor:If your DNA PCR is negative, you don't have to repeat the test later
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