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possibility of HIV infection

Nov 1, 2004

I am a 25 year-old female who has had unprotected sex with an HIV positive man many times. His viral load is very low. I also have acute Hepatitis B. What are the chances I will get HIV? Do repeated sexual encounters increase the risk?

Response from Dr. Horwath

Yes, repeated sexual encounters increase the risk. A low viral load should not be a source of reassurance. You need to use protection when you have sex with any man, whether you know that he is HIV positive or not.

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