There is less than 1% probability to get HIV
after sexual contact with HIV-positive person.
The measures to be taken are to get post-exposure prophylaxis
, started in consultation with dermatologist
or a physician sitting at ART centres as soon as possible. This further helps in reducing the chances of infection.
Once infected with HIV virus, currently, it is not possible to cure it. The anti-retro viral therapy
is provided free of cost by the GOI, once the infection is diagnosed and certain criteria are fulfilled.
With these medications, the suffering patient can lead a near normal life for many years.
Dr. Ajit SIngh
MD - Skin & VD