The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Choosing Your MedsChoosing Your Meds
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

It is immediately?

Nov 18, 2013

if I had unprotected sex with an HIV positive woman immediately means that I am infected? Or does it mean that I have a high probability of being infected?

Response from Dr. Young


The risk of getting HIV from a single sexual encounter is actually quite low-- though there are many factors, it's less than 1% on average.

Getting started on post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) within 72 hours of exposure can be very effective in preventing infection.

If you think that you are at regular risk of HIV exposure, you might also consider pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). When taken with good adherence, PrEP can also significantly reduce your risk.


Re: Stribild Bioavailability
Echinacea and complera.

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint