My partner is HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus) positive. We had anal rubbing, but we used protection (condom). Also, there was no discharge and not even precum. The anus was also dry during that time. What is the chance of me getting affected?
A known case of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is always a potential candidate for transfer of infection. However, the infectivity levels differ according to his stage of disease, CD4 count and viral load titers. Anal intercourse does have a higher risk of disease transmission than the other modes of intercourse. However, as adequate protection was used, there is no need to panic. It would be advisable to visit the nearest ICTC center (integrated counseling and testing center) at the earliest and discuss with them regarding post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) in view of attempted intercourse with a known case of HIV. Your risk is very minimal, but would advise you to take a four week course of PEP medication after discussing the pros and cons of it.
Investigations to be done:
1. HIV by ELISA (enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay) at baseline and repeat at 1 and 3 months.
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