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For HIV prevention unprotected sex should be avoided. Needles should not be shared with HIV persons. In cases of blood transfusion, proper screening of HIV is a must. Pre-exposure prophylaxis and post-exposure prophylaxis are available on the market.

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I touched blood on a bottle. Am I at HIV risk?

Query: Hello doctor, I went into a desert shop to get a milkshake, and when I looked at the bottle, I saw blood on it. I touched the blood on the bottle right after the blood got on the bottle. Can I catch HIV? Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Matthew Michael Stott

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I completely understand your concern. The risks of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) transmission from blood-borne exposure require the source to be HIV positive. In this case, if this red spot is blood, then it would need to be HIV positive, and then there would al...  Read Full »

I am a bisexual male. How do I start pre-exposure prophylaxis?

Query: Hi doctor, I wanted to consult with you about starting PrEP. I complete STD screenings every three months and am currently negative for all STDs. However, I considered starting PrEP to be safe and for peace of mind. I am a bisexual male and currently have sexual intercourse with men. However, I am n...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. It is good that you are trying to behave responsibly in terms of sexual exposure at most times, but by not using barrier contraception and pre-exposure prophylaxis, you are increasing the chances of acquiring HI...  Read Full »

I am a 45-year-old male with HIV. How can I prevent its spread?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 45-year-old male with HIV/AIDS (human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome). Our healthcare system is inadequate, and many individuals are affected by HIV. Our president has promised to take steps to address this issue. I want to know if these ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello,Welcome to have read your query, and I can understand your concern.Certainly, it is possible to control HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by taking small steps, such as improving the health system. If the health system becomes more educated, it can effectively prevent the spread...  Read Full »

Is it possible to contract HIV while on a PrEP regimen?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sexual exposure with a girl five days ago. Her HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) status is unknown, but she had no symptoms or bumps, and she told me she had more than 20 sexual partners (some of whom she had unprotected intercourse with). I engaged in insertive vaginal sex (with a...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by single-protected intercourse are almost nil if a condom is used in a proper manner. The chances of unprotected oral sex are almost nil unless there are bleeding wounds in the oral cavity. It appears the...  Read Full »

My condom tore when I had intercourse with my girlfriend three days ago. Kindly suggest tips to prevent STIs or HIV.

Query: Hello doctor, I had sexual intercourse with my girlfriend three days ago, but my condom tore at that time. Currently, I am worried that I might contract a sexually transmitted disease or HIV. How can I prevent this?  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understood your concern. Firstly, I would like to inform you that if there was a tear or break in the condom, you were at risk of acquiring HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) and other STIs (sexually transmitted diseases). The condom serves as ...  Read Full »

I want to stop taking PrEP. How can I go about it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male taking PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) for two months. However, I would like to stop taking it. How long should I continue taking PrEP after my last possible exposure? Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Recommendations are given below: 1. If a person is in a monogamous relationship with an HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) partner who has HIV viral load suppressed, and the condom is being used consistently and correctly, PrEP (pre-exposure...  Read Full »

Will pre-exposure prophylaxis be effective in vaginal sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to start taking pre-exposure prophylaxis for HIV. Will it be effective after seven days of taking it? I wanted to add an extra layer of protection. I will only be having vaginal sex. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Pre-exposure prophylaxis is an additional layer of protection to prevent the transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). It is known to be 99 % effective if taken properly. But it would be better to addi...  Read Full »

I have recurrent fever after unprotected sex. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had twice unprotected oral sex with the same commercial sex worker. First time since ten weeks and the second since six weeks. After the first time, I got a fever and cough. The fever resolved after four days, and I am worried it might be due to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Bu...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by unprotected oral sex are almost nil unless there are bleeding wounds in the oral cavity. The chances of HIV tests coming positive later with given test results is almost nil. But it is better to go ...  Read Full »

I have been on PrEP for 16 days, I have been experiencing some smudges on my glans penis 12 hours after the intercourse. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am on PrEP for 16 days now, and yesterday I had unprotected sex with a couple (a man and a woman). I know that PrEP only protects you against HIV. Today, when I woke up 12 hours after the intercourse, I noticed some smudges on the head of my penis, and it is itching a little bit. Co...  Read Full »

Dr. Shahad Alshehri

Answer: Hello,Welcome to read your query and understand your concern.Red dots on the glans penis like the ones appearing to you, as shown in the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient’s identity), are caused by many diseases, and almost all are treatable.I hope this helps you.Tha...  Read Full »

I am a young homosexual man and I need advice on guidelines to avoid the risk of HIV or STIs.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a young homosexual man, and I am trying to strike the right balance between enjoying myself and avoiding the risk of HIV or STIs. The abundance of confusing and contradictory information on the internet has made it challenging to navigate, but I have attempted to create some guide...  Read Full »

Dr. Shazia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Thank you for stopping by at I am here to provide expert opinions on your medical queries. Below are the answers to your queries: You should have only one partner as the chances of getting an infection increase with multiple partners. Yes, but make sure to check if the person h...  Read Full »

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