|HIV, HEP and Feces
Apr 1, 2006
Thank you, in advance, for considering my question.
I have a high risk sexual encounter 28 weeks ago. The possible exposure was unprotected, insertive anal sex with a man of unknown/suspect HIV status. During the incident, there was a transfer of feces from his anus to my penis. I had an HIV test ran, at 28 weeks, and my doctor ran a liver screen. The liver screen was, according to my doctor, "perfect." My HIV test was negative. Would there be any reason, in your opinion, to re-test for HIV or any hepatits?
I would, greatly, appreciate your help. In my state, twelve months is, still, considered definitive for HIV screening.
| Response from Dr. McGovern
You should direct your questions regarding HIV testing to the HIV forum.
As for the hepatitis questions:
I would not recheck hepatitis B or C serologies again since you were tested at 28 weeks and this should be adequate.
If you have not been exposed to hepatitis A or B in the past, I would immunize you against those viruses to protect you against acquisition.
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