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Mar 29, 2008

can i be infected with hiv after just one intercouse? story is,we got drunk and were really attracted to each it got steamy and we had sex,unprotected.but i dont know her sexual history at all. so could i have been infected. thanks doc

Response from Dr. Frascino


Unfortunately yes. HIV transmission/acquisition can indeed occur with a single episode of unprotected sex. Certainly not every unprotected sexual coupling leads to HIV infection! In fact statistically, the vast majority of unprotected sexual exposures to an HIV-positive partner do not result in HIV transmission/acquisition. This is indeed fortunate! However, that said, it's important to note that HIV transmission can (and sometimes does) occur with only a single episode of unprotected horizontal mattress mambo with a virally enhanced partner. Because you had unprotected sex, you'll need HIV testing at the three-month mark.

Good luck!

Dr. Bob

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