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Hiv Risk Factors

There are certain acts and sexual behaviors that put you at a higher risk of contracting HIV. Knowing which factors increase your risk, is important in developing a strategy to protect yourself from HIV now and in the future.

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I had protected sex with an unknown partner. Will I get HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected sex with an unknown partner 10 days before. I would like to know if I would have contracted HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and want to take the tests. I did not do any oral sex but kissed her a couple of times on her lips and it was not so deep and she did blow job to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you had oral kiss, a risk of HSV (herpes simplex virus) maybe there. Chances of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is least to nil as you had protected sex. If no other symptoms except persisting migraine and gastritis, you can wait. I do not think you have any risk...  Read Full »

I have body pain, sore throat, and neck tightness. Can it be HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex with a call girl ten months back. Then after three months, I got my HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) test done and the test was negative. Then again I got the HIV test after six months, the test was negative. Then after eight months, I got my HIV test done again, t...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to So whatever symptoms are there, it is due to vitamin deficiency. All tests are negative so it is clear that there is no HIV infection. So do not worry. You can consult a general physician. So he will give you written prescription, even I can but a long treatment is req...  Read Full »

I have a sore on my lips after unprotected sex. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with my fiancee 14 days back without protection and it was her third day of period. Three days after having sex, I got a sore on my lips. I am confused that it happened because of cold or is it something else and from that time continuously, I have a sludge kind of cold. Plea...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The lip outer layer is slightly red. It does not seem to be due to cold. It may be due to allergy. For the allergy, you can apply lip balm. I suggest taking tablet Recofast plus (Paracetamo...  Read Full »

I had sex with a menstruating woman. Can I get HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had vaginal intercourse. After a minute, I noticed she was having periods, so I left her and cleaned up. Despite wearing a condom, I found some blood on my shaft when I was cleaning up. She gave me only oral sex after I showered and got dressed. I did not give it any though...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. I can understand your concern. You are in contact with menstruation blood because you had unprotected sexual contact with a woman who is menstruating, and you were talking about this. You might have caught an infection resulting in a common col...  Read Full »

I used the same knife and got cut which was used by my colleague who is HIV positive. What are the chances of me getting HIV positive?

Query: Hello doctor,Three days ago a colleague at work injured herself with a knife and started bleeding, she just left the knife there without washing it. Then we went home and we were all off work for three days. This morning I completely forgot about that episode and used the knife to fix breakfast. I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In three days on a knife, the blood completely dried. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) will not survive in dry blood. It is wrong information about needles. The needle bore is very small so how come the blood in the needle survives, the blood clot on both sides mean...  Read Full »

Do I need further testing after a rapid test to conclude HIV status?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done a rapid test for HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Is it conclusive or not? Do I require repeated testing?  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do not worry. It is conclusive, and no further repeated tests required.  Read Full »

I pierced my finger with a pin accidentally. Will I get HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I am in my mid-twenties. Last week I accidentally pierced my index finger with a safety pin while piercing my cousin's wound, but I did not bleed. She is eight years old, and she is HIV positive. I got one tetanus shot after the incident. Now I am worried if I have transmitted HIV (Human ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. This is not the usual route of transmission. In hospitals, many such incidents have been reported, and the difference is they get PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis) within two hours. The test is done within two hours. If the result is non-reactive,...  Read Full »

Do I have HIV risk if my peeled finger touched vaginal fluid?

Query: Hi doctor,Last week I had protected sex with a woman. While that sex, there was a skin peeling on the edge of my nail. This peeling had occurred the day before sexual intercourse and got bleed. There was no bleeding during sexual intercourse, but there was a clotted wound. I did not put my finger in...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Protected sex means no risk. A little kiss may cause HSV (herpes simplex), herpes, and STD (sexually transmitted disease). You must be under treatment for herpes. Take capsule Acyclovir 800 mg of daily after food. The actual dose is six times a day. But it is not possi...  Read Full »

I am 22-year-old male and had unprotected sex with a masseuse. Can I get HIV?

Query: Hi, I am a 22-year-old male. I can describe myself as well-built, active, and healthy. I hit the gym twice a week and drink alcohol occasionally. I do not want to fall sick, but I am scared. Last month, I visited a spa, I went for a body massage, but the masseuse was so seducing that we eventually e...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. You had a very high-risk exposure. Therefore, I suggest you must take a test for HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). You might have got some STDs (sexually transmitted diseases), but they may not be severe. The test results will give you furt...  Read Full »

Can I contract HIV from my partner through a paper cut injury?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a paper cut, and a few hours after that, I went to a massage parlor where a girl gave me a happy ending. Also, I felt her vagina for a few minutes, and then I remembered I had a paper cut. Is there any risk of contracting HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)?  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand the concern. There is no need to worry as this is not the way of transmission of this disease. In addition, the paper cut causes a beveled margin, so there is no possibility. However, if you feel anxious, you can get a test for HIV. Tha...  Read Full »

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