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Can HIV be transmitted through protected intercourse?

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Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

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Posted on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 in HIV and AIDS
Question: HI doctor, I had protected sex with CSW ON 10/07/2016..I did HIV viral load rest on 25/08/2016....Viral load rest result shows target not deducted (minimum is 40 copies)... Will I free from HIV. .
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Answered by Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
HIV Negative.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thank you for query. Welcome to health care magic.
I am Dr Bharatesh D Basti answering your query.

The chances of transmission of HIV by protected intercourse is nil.
HIV viral load test is negative after 10-14 days exposure.You are free from HIV.
You can allay fears of HIV.
But you can go for Elisa HIV 1&2 antibodies test after 3 months to be totally relieved of anxiety. The chances of tests coming positive later is nil.

You can get back for any clarification.
Thank you
Dr Bharatesh D Basti
Dermatologist and venereolgist


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti 9 minutes later
When will viral load rest indicates deductable amount of virus within 3months from exposure..why we do Hiv elisa test after 3 months for confirmity...is viral load is not confirmity
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Answered by Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It will detect by 10-14 days exposure.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thank you for follow up query.
Viral load can be detected by 10-14 days post exposure. It is very sensitive test.
But as a routine and to relieve anxiety , it is better to go for final conclusive results i.e antibodies test (Elisa)after 3 months.
The chances of tests coming positive later is nil.
You can get back for any clarification.
Thank you
Dr Bharatesh D Basti
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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