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HAD PROTECTED SEX WITH AN HIV+ WOMAN
Feb 21, 2012

hello. i had protected sex with an hiv + woman just once but we used to kiss deeply yet i had bleeding gums,i dont know if she had bleeding gums too but am really concerned about my health because by the time i had sex with her she had a serious hiv rash on her skin so i think her viral load was high. please help me. i deeply kissed with bleeding gums but had correctly used a condom and i washed my penis with soap and water after removing the condom but am not circumscied. am i infected?

Response from Dr. Wohl

That you wore a condom leads me to believe your risk of infection is pretty much zero. Kissing is just not a way to get HIV - even with gum problems. Get an HIV test at about 4 to 6 weeks after the exposure. If negative, a) believe it and b) be glad.

DW



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