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oral sex with sex worker
Mar 27, 2001

Hi-

I received unprotected oral sex from a sex worker in asia. Then we had sex (I was wearing a condom)nothing broke etc. I tested hiv- 3 weeks after this incident. Do I need to go back for another test? What is your opinion?

Response from Mr. Kull

Receiving oral sex poses very little risk for infection. Testing is generally not recommended for individuals whose exposure is limited to receiving oral sex.

Having sex with a condom should protect you from infections, as long as the condom was latex, intact, and used throughout sexual contact. It is highly unlikely that you would be infected in that case.

Getting HIV tested three weeks following exposure is not very meaningful. HIV antibody tests are only meaningful when conducted more than three months following exposure.

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