Published on Feb 21, 2019 - 2 min read
The dilemma of having an HIV infection can be traumatic, there are ways by which you can prevent HIV infection even after getting exposed. The article focuses on the time for getting tested and when to start prophylaxis for HIV.
If you had unprotected sexual intercourse and you are not sure of your partner's HIV status, then what should be done. First of all, never let that thing happen to you ever again (Prevention is better than cure). Always use some barrier method. Here, our topic will focus on instructions and things to do after you have been exposed.
The things to be kept in mind are as follows:
How and When to Get Yourself Tested Again?
HIV, like many infections, gets transferred from one host to another and the body tries to fight it. So initially, no test can detect HIV infection immediately.
The time between when a person has been exposed to HIV and when a test can tell for sure whether they have HIV is called the "window period." The window period can vary from person to person. Also, it depends on the type of test used for detection. There are many tests to detect HIV, some are described in brief here.
Some Facts About HIV Tests:
What to Do After the Initial Test for HIV Is Negative?
Hope this helps all those worrisome persons, who are in the dilemma of having HIV infection or not.
Query: Hello doctor, I and my fiancee had unprotected sex on the third day of her period. I did not ejaculate inside her. And she also has the history of an irregular period but from the past three months, she is getting her regular period. I just want to know what are the chances of pregnancy. Read Full >>
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. As you had unprotected sex, the chances of pregnancy are there in your case but as it is done on the third day of menses that is why there is no chance of pregnancy in your case. These symptoms could be d... Read Full
Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex on the fifth day of my last periods and he pulled out on time. It has been 35 days and I have not got my periods. Is there any chance of getting pregnant? Read Full >>
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do a pregnancy test with urine pregnancy kit. If it is negative, wait for the period for at least seven to ten days. If the period does not come repeat the test and then think of taking medicine to bring period, not before that. If the pregnancy test is negative, th... Read Full
Query: Hi doctor, I am having hot breaths, and my eyes feel hot. I have acidity problems. All these problems started after I had sexual intercourse. Is it an indication of HIV? Should I get a western blot test now? Read Full >>
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Hot breaths and acidity problems are non-specific symptoms and are not related to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. The risk factors for HIV infection is having sex with unknown partners, whose HIV status is not known, or through blood transmission. If you ha... Read Full
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