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HIV or human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that is sexually transmitted and affects the body's ability to fight infections. It is a lifelong condition that progresses to a more severe form known as AIDS in the long run.

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As I had unprotected sex, could HIV testing be a risk to me?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28 year old male working in MNC (Multi National Company). I am sexually active. Seven months back I had a brief unprotected sex with a CSW (Community Sex Worker) and post of which I got scared and did the following tests. Fourth generation test after 7 weeks, 12 weeks, 22 weeks ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Let me answer your queries one by one. No, you are talking about the case of extreme rarity and you have tested enough to prove yourself negative. Your girlfriend has no chance to get acquire HIV. These are the most accurate test available and detect both antigen and a...  Read Full »

I fear contracting HIV from sex workers. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male. I had a very brief unprotected encounter with an escort. I do not know her HIV status. I did ask her afterward and she told me she was clean of STDs (Sexually Transmitted Disease). I offered to pay her well just to get an HIV status and she has not responded. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your exposure was not sufficient enough to acquire human immunodeficiency virus (HIV virus). Frankly speaking I have not seen a single case of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) with such a short exposure. Oral sex particularly from the donor point of view is consider...  Read Full »

Can you get STD from a handjob?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a sexual experience with a massage worker. I am not sure exactly, but she seemed to kiss or maybe spit on to the top of my penis during a hand job. Later she rubbed her vagina across my penis. I moved away but it is completely possible that the end of my penis touched her vaginal li...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The exposure you described was practically not sufficient to transmit human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) virus. Even after having a full-blown penovaginal sex with HIV positive women, the chance of acquiring HIV is less than 0.05 percentage and by this you can calculate...  Read Full »

What are the probabilities of having HIV and scabies together?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with scabies, and now I am worried my family also has it. The doctor has prescribed Permethrin cream 5%, Ketoconazole cream, Flutas 150 mg, and Levocetirizine. Are these tablets fine or should I add anything more? What should I do with the furniture and mobile phones? I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Permethrin is fine, but Fluconazole and Ketoconazole have no role in scabies. Permethrin has to be applied two times, one week apart and every member of the family should apply it at the same time. Leave the furniture and mobile as it is, as transmission rarely occurs ...  Read Full »

Can I get HIV after flu shots?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday, I had my flu shot. The tables were lined with individual syringe shot packages. The lady was not wearing gloves. She swiped my arm, gave the shot and said that I bled a little. She picked up a small piece of tissue like paper and pressed it on me for a few moments. She did not ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If she had blood from someone's finger who is HIV positive, then there is a risk. But, such cases are extremely rare. So, I would suggest you not to worry in such hypothetical situation. If she would have blood on her finger, she must have cleaned it with proper measures...  Read Full »

Can HIV be acquired via deep kissing?

Query: Hello doctor, I am very anxious I might have acquired HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). Two weeks ago, I deep kissed a man I had just met whose serological status I do not know. During our kiss, I tasted some blood coming from a cut in his lip. I just mixed that small amount with saliva and swallo...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Is it possible for you to investigate your partner? Any other kind of exposure like penovaginal, peno-anal, or oral? Looking forward to your response in order to help you.   Read Full »

Please suggest a test to confirm HIV.

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex 40 days back. I feel burning sensation in penis for last 1 month. I had HIV test after 12 days of exposure and it was negative. Now, I have severe throat pain and fever even after three days course of medication. What to do? Please guide.  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your HIV tests (human immunodeficiency virus) are not conclusive because none of the test will become positive in 12 days. Your sexologist should have told you this. Please go for HIV-1 and HIV-2 antibody test and HIV RNA RT-PCR test (reverse transcriptase polymerase chai...  Read Full »

Can HIV spread through needle prick injury?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a medical professional. I injected a 5 year child in his buttock and while recapping the needle it pricked my finger. I applied pressure and allowed a few more drops of blood to ooze out and washed my hand with soap and water. Now, my question is that what are the chances of HIV (Hum...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to world health organization (WHO),you are at 0.3% risk. Various other studies have also shown the risk range from 0.1% to 0.5%.   Read Full »

I have pimples on my hand and body. Should I be concerned about HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pimples on my hand and body. Should I be concerned about HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)?  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your symptoms are not related to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Did you have any exposure?  Read Full »

What further investigations should I do for HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I want to present my case to you. Three years ago, I had a relationship with a person, after one year, I started to have symptoms. I did seven HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) tests in the last six months, and all were negative. However, I still have the following symptoms: sinusitis...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Can you please tell me the name of the test you underwent? I am looking forward to your response in order to help you.  Read Full »

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