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Does my risk increase the window period?

Mar 8, 2012

I had 2 high risk exposures ( unprotected oral sex and unprotected vaginal sex) with 2 different prostitutes more than 3 months back. The first exposure was 2 days before the 2nd exposure. I got my HIV antibody test done on the 90th day post the second exposure which turned out to be negative. My question is do 2 succesive high risk HIV exposures with a gap of 2 days between one another increase the window period for testing beyond 90 days. Also do i need further testing??

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

The answer to your question is no. Two high-risk HIV exposures with a gap of two days between them does not increase the window period.

Also, you did not have two high-risk exposures. Oral sex has been and remains a low-risk activity. The sexual act itself is low-risk. It doesn't matter if it's with a prostitute or your girlfriend.

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