Q. Is HIV a curable disease?

Answered by Dr. Rashmi Singh and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

 

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Hello doctor,

I had unsafe sex with a lady four days ago. I am worried I could be infected. I just want a consultation. Till date, I have no symptoms, but there is a fear in my mind. Please advise.


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Dr. Rashmi Singh
M.B.B.S.., D.D.V.L.(GERMANY
Cosmetology, Dermatology, HIV/AIDS Specialist, Venereology

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • In four days, you would not test positive for the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) antigen or antibody. The best option right now is to get the girl tested with a fourth generation Ag-Ab test if you are worried she could be HIV positive.
  • You can get yourself tested after 15 days for the HIV antigen if you can not establish contact with the girl. There may be no symptoms initially except a flu-like sickness after 7 to 12 days with a high fever and lymph node swelling.

Hope this was helpful. Please let me know if you have any other specific question. Regards.

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Hello doctor,

Thanks for the advice. If it happens, is it curable or is it for a lifetime? What are the chances of an infection if the intercourse lasted only for 4 to 5 seconds?

 

Dr. Rashmi Singh
M.B.B.S.., D.D.V.L.(GERMANY
Cosmetology, Dermatology, HIV/AIDS Specialist, Venereology

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • As of now, there is no cure for HIV. If you get infected, you will have to be on a lifelong treatment with monitoring.
  • Yes, it is possible to get an infection even if the unsafe intercourse lasted only a few seconds.

I hope I was able to respond to your doubts satisfactorily. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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