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Having Sex During Period And Possible HIV Exposure

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last month i had sex with prostitute during her menses period ,while doing fingering some blood comnes on my hand and by same hand i wore the condom due to which some blood get on my tip of penis but due to fear of hiv i didn"t insert my penis so it...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
The tip of the penis is a mucous membrane and is potentially a site bu which HIV can gain entry. For this reason, to be sure, you should get retested 3 and 6 months after possible exposure. Thank you for your question. Joe Read more »

Inconsistent PEP usage after HIV exposure

During sex with a female prostitute the condom broke. I wiped myself off put on another condom and... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Danish PEP Registry: Experience With the Use of Postexposure Prophylaxis (PEP) Following Sexual Exposure to HIV From 1998 to 2006

...completed the treatment course. "This nationwide study showed a steady but moderate increase in the use of PEP after sexual HIV exposure from 1998 to 2006," the authors concluded. "Time to initiation of PEP was low and the PEP prescription... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...2005, the Centers for Disease Control reviewed information on PEP. They concluded that it should also be available for use after HIV exposures that are not work-related. People can be exposed to HIV during unsafe sexual activity, when a condom... Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...is because the immune system can take anywhere from two to eight weeks to make antibodies. If you are tested in this "window period," you may get an unclear result or a false negative. There is another type of test called the RNA test, which... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV-Specific CD8 T-Cell Activity in Uninfected Injection Drug Users Is Associated With Maintenance of Seronegativity

...activity, the authors measured HIV-specific effector responses in uninfected (EU) intravenous drug users (IDU) with well-documented HIV exposure. All subjects were exposed to HIV-infected blood through needle-sharing with seropositive partners... Read more »
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You scared...READ THIS!!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...it takes a while for measurable quantities of HIV antibodies to be produced by the immune system (up to three months). This period is known as the window period. An antibody test taken during the window period therefore may not be accurate. ... Read more »

dont understand

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...hi i have a question..i have read in many places that the risk of aquiring the virus by having unprotected vaginal sex are high..but it is also said that the possibilities are about 5 in 10000 of exposures...i thought that if a woman has... Read more »

Testing for Hiv-accuracy of test after Exposure!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Anyone please help with this one!! IF you had a possible exposure to Hiv, how long Before Tests will pick up the infection, and how accurate are the rapid Hiv tests against the Elisa tests? If you are Elisa negative at 8 weeks after infection and 12... Read more »

Window period for DNA PCR

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...testing facilities. I am tempted to go for a DNA PCR test. It would help a lot if you can tell me what is the actual window period for a DNA PCR test. I have been told a whole lot of figures - right from 72 hours to 30 days. What is the correct... Read more »