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could i be infected?
Nov 21, 2004

A little over 4 weeks ago, I had sexual intercourse with a woman who "may" have been infected. I was pretty drunk at the time. She had told me and my friends she had just got out of rehab for heroin. She never said she was infected. Since I was pretty drunk, I did not calculate the risk factors and went ahead with the intercourse. I used a condom at first, and im pretty sure i ejaculated in it, but shortly after, it came off. I kept going with the intercourse. I did not ejaculate a second time because she had finished before i did. What are my chances pretty high for infection?

Response from Dr. McGovern

You do not specify which infection you are referring to but sexually transmitted viruses include hepatitis B, HIV, and hepatitis C - in that order of concern for ease of transmission through sex.

I would get tested for all three viruses at baseline and have follow-up testing since there could have been exposure.

Dr. McGovern



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