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possible hiv infection Should i get tested? If yes, when?

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Recently i had sexual intercourse with a sexworker.i was wearing a condom. but inbetween the condom broke. i could feel d condom breaking and i pulled out immediatly within a second..Is there any chance of getting infected by hiv or other sexualy transmitted diseases. Please help. Should i get tested. If yes after how much time
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replied June 5th, 2012
Welcome to e health forum. ‎

The risk of having HIV via single sexual intercourse from a infected person is very low to ‎‎result in confirmed ‎‎infection. ‎The chances of you having HIV, is possible only when you have had unprotected sexual intercourse, ‎‎multiple times ‎‎with a HIV infected individual. Hence you should be careful before having intercourse with any ‎‎person with ‎‎unknown HIV status or not trustworthy. ‎

In your case since you had protected intercourse the risk of infection is much lower, and slight contact with sexual ‎secretions is very less likely to result in infection. ‎

In case, you are still anxious, and want to know your status, you might get a HIV test after 4 weeks of exposure. This ‎will clear all your doubts and help u get on with your life.‎



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