I just came back from Iraq and worried
Aug 31, 2004
When I came back from Iraq, my friends and I decided to go visit a place where lots of sex workers stay. My friend brought one of the girls for me so I don't know her status. I had sex with her; however, condom slipped all the way to my glans; my head was bearly covered. Based on this type of risk, should I test for Hep C along with HIV? Should I feel safe since the condom did not completely fall off? Also, I did get a vaccination for Hep A, small pox, and other diseases within a yr period. Would that change my window period for HIV? Thank you. I am very worried since military would disclose the information if I test positive.
Response from Dr. McGovern
Most likely your risk of acquiring HIV and HCV is very small and I would not pursue testing. However, if you are still worried, testing may relieve your mind.
Do not worry about your vaccinations and their effect on the window period of HIV.
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