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Here goes...I am a happily married 30y old man. Recently I visited a massage parlor and had protected oral and vaginal sex. This was the first time I have ever done this and I feel sick to my stomach afterwards and have since been riddled with severe guilt
What's the chance of me getting an std from this encounter and how long before I can get tested for anything
should I stop have sex with my wife tell then our I'm I safe we also have a baby on the way


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replied February 7th, 2011
HIV and AIDS Answer A19410
hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health forum.

Infection with HIV occurs by the transfer of blood, semen, vaginal fluid, pre-ejaculate during a unprotected sexual encounter.

It is important to understand that there is no such thing as 100% safe sex, although the use of latex barriers such as condoms in conjunction with a spermicide can make sexual activity safer (in other words, reduce, not entirely eliminate the risk).

The only way to ensure that HIV is not transmitted sexually is either having relations with committed partners, non-promiscuous partners with known HIV negative status, or by not being sexually active (abstinence).

Testing for HIV testing includes the ELISA test for HIV antibodies, which can be done within (28 days) 4-6 weeks of exposure. In patients with risk risk of infection a PCR for HIV DNA can be done as early as 10-12 days post exposure.

You might consider to get tested for HIV after consultation with your doctor who can provide reassurance and also can clear all your doubts that you may have. Additional testing for other STDs can be done after a full history taking and examination by your doctor.

Until then avoiding sexual contact with your spouse might help spread of infection. You might in future consider to follow safe sex and use protective measures.

I hope this helps.



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