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Had unprotected sex with a prostitute. Chances of HIV infection?

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I had sex once with a black prostitute in the XXXXXXX and it may have been unprotected, I was very drunk. Do I have a high chance of having HIV?
Posted Fri, 7 Jun 2013 in General Health
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 1 hour later
Hello
yes there is a chance to get infected.
Hiv symptoms are varying,so better to get tested.

Usual hiv tests might take few months for the test to become positive but that is not necessary, it might get positive within a month.

There are certain tests which become positive even within a week.

I recommend you to get a P24 or PCR done for hiv. these tests are positive within a week and are almost 100 % sensitive.

Even a single virus in your body can be detected by PCR.

If this test comes negative, you can be sure that you are safe.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

Thank you
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Follow-up: Had unprotected sex with a prostitute. Chances of HIV infection? 3 hours later
I am getting tested in the next 2 days. Is there any percentage chance you can give me?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 2 hours later
Hi Thanks for follow up,
Dont worry much,
According to studies the chance of getting infected is just 0.03%.
so wish you all the best and i hope you turn out negative in test.

Thank you
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Follow-up: Had unprotected sex with a prostitute. Chances of HIV infection? 1 hour later
It happened last September and no symptoms so far but there aren't always symptoms are they? If its such a small chance why do so many straight guys have hiv?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 24 minutes later
Thanks for the follow up.
Symptoms might appear years later.

The reason why HIV is prevalent is due to repeated exposure.

0.03% means that on a single exposure you 3 out of 100 chances to acquire HIV.
but as the number of exposure increases the chance also increases.

Thank you
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Follow-up: Had unprotected sex with a prostitute. Chances of HIV infection? 14 minutes later
So if you had sex 100 times with a hiv+ woman you would have 3 chances of catching hiv? Does the fact she was a prostitute make a difference? I did have an std 3 weeks later and was all clear but it was too soon for a hiv test. Sorry to keep bothering
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 18 minutes later
Hey no no, you didnt understand it.
You dont know the prostitutes hiv status right.
In that case, chance is 3 out of 100 that you get hiv.
But if the girl is known hiv positive chance increase to 10 to 60 %. Hope you understand this .
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Follow-up: Had unprotected sex with a prostitute. Chances of HIV infection? 10 minutes later
So I have a 1 to 6 out of 10 chance of having hiv??
 
 
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 7 hours later
Sorry for late reply.
You mean to say, you know that she is hiv positive ?
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