Oct 14, 2009
dear doctor,yesterday i had sex with a call girl without having condom.it was first time in my life.now i feel so worried that whether i hav HIV.fine i know there is HIV test.if in test they say that i have HIV,is there 100% cure since it found in beginning?please dont avoid this question.plz do reply
Response from Dr. McGowan
Since you may have been exposed to HIV you should call your doctor or go to an Emergency Room to start medication to reduce the chance of becomming infected. Ant-HIV medication, if started AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, but not more than 48 hours after an exposure can cut your risk by two-thirds or more. Transmission of HIV is not 100%, the risk depends on what practices took place. So taking meds make the risk even smaller.
Do not wait...go now to start treatment.
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