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Are chances of HIV transmission low from female partner to male through unprotected sex?

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Posted on Wed, 11 May 2016
Question: hi i had unprotected sex with girl six years ago and i am worried about hiv and i dont know about her hiv status but she had sex with lot people before me and most of them with condom .
And i read online the chance getting hiv from F to M are low about 1 to 5000 or something. but i want to know if she has to unprotected sex with me that many times or with everyone . and i will be the unlucky one when we had . is there a chance she give it to me.

We had only sex for not more that 3-4 mins . and i am sure i dont have any wounds or cu ts on or near my genital area.
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (17 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Information

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome,

I am sorry you are feeling worried about this.

The information you got online about female to male transmission being extremely low is not accurate at all. Unprotected sex for either gender poses a risk.

Since so much time has elapsed however, and you have not developed symptoms, it is less likely that you have it. However, the solution to your problem is simple: go have an HIV test done. Then you will not have to worry any further or think about how much time you had exposure, etc. The test at this point will be very accurate. You won't have to play guessing games in your head that lead to worry.

You can have a test done at your doctor's office, many community health centers or public health departments, or a Planned Parenthood clinic.

So go have a test done and you can put your mind at ease.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (7 minutes later)
I will do it ASAP.
But another last week I had test for my immigration of TB nd spyhillis both came non reactive (negetive).

Is that any helpful before I go for test
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (9 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
That's good!

Detailed Answer:
It's always good to know that you are free of TB and syphilis.

And again, it is unlikely that you have HIV, but the test will tell you for sure.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (23 hours later)
Hello doctor,
Good newa s, I took a Ora quick 20 min test today and it came out negative..so it is pretty accurate .I want to believe that.
What you think?
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (5 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes - it is accurate

Detailed Answer:
The OraQuick HIV test is conclusive if taken anytime after 84 days after unprotected sex. So you can put your mind entirely at ease. The test is very accurate at this point.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (1 minute later)
Thanks doctor for your help..I feel so good now...I was so worried...
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Glad to hear you feel better now.

Detailed Answer:
Yes, you can put that in the past now.

Good luck with your immigration, too.

Best regards,
Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh, MD
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (39 hours later)
Hello Doctor, i know am freaking out here .you know i had a ora quick 20 min test and it cam out Negative and i was so happy . But now i am just wondering did i follow the instructions properly:

1. I swabbed the upper and lower gum little fast then gently and i think i missed one or two gums on upper left corner. But i am sure i swabbed 90% of the gums on the test face.

2. And i drink a sip of water almost around 40 mins before the test and i know instructions said no drink or food 30 mins before the test. Am just little worried that results still accurate or need to retest?

Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Still sounds reliable

Detailed Answer:
With the "no food or drink", you were still within the time frame they specified, and a bit of water will not alter things much except possibly within a few minutes of the test.

Regarding the surfaces you swabbed, it should still be accurate. Basically, the Ora Quick 20 min. test is for picking up antibody and is usually done shortly after exposure when antibody levels to HIV are still rather low. If at this point, if you were to have HIV, you would have an antibody titre that would be easy for the test to pick up.

So I don't think there is cause for worry.


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Follow up: Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (4 minutes later)
So what you mean if I miss one or two upper left gums or I did like fast than they show in videos and my results are still accurate.
And one more thing is it okay to use any side of the test face of that swab?
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Answered by Dr. Bonnie Berger-Durnbaugh (11 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Ok if did a little faster than the video.

Detailed Answer:
It should still be ok if you did it faster than the video.

About the side of the the test face of the swab, I don't know. That question I think would best be answered by the OraQuick support center hotline. Here is there number: 1-866-436-6527
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Are chances of HIV transmission low from female partner to male through unprotected sex?

Brief Answer: Information Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome, I am sorry you are feeling worried about this. The information you got online about female to male transmission being extremely low is not accurate at all. Unprotected sex for either gender poses a risk. Since so much time has elapsed however, and you have not developed symptoms, it is less likely that you have it. However, the solution to your problem is simple: go have an HIV test done. Then you will not have to worry any further or think about how much time you had exposure, etc. The test at this point will be very accurate. You won't have to play guessing games in your head that lead to worry. You can have a test done at your doctor's office, many community health centers or public health departments, or a Planned Parenthood clinic. So go have a test done and you can put your mind at ease.