Protected Sex

Protected or safe sex is methods to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Some of the ways that you can protect yourself from infections like HIV, chlamydia, syphilis, and gonorrhea are using barrier methods like condoms or dental dams.

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Is there a chance for me to become pregnant even after taking pills after sex?

Query: Hi, is there a possibility for me to get pregnant if he only inserted his penis for like 10seconds and then he pound. I did not sure if there is precum, after that he put condom right away. He never ejaculate inside me. For the background i never take any pills, but because im worried I take regular...  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: hi dear good morning. I fully understand your concern and will surely help you. see for getting pregnant the sperms/precu. should be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female, which should then fertilise the egg. this fertilised egg should then get implanted inside the uterus of the female. thus t...  Read Full »

Is it possible for me to get HIV due to vaginal fluid touched the penis indirectly?

Query: I did not insert my penis . But her vaginal fluid spilt on my under wear. I m afraid that the liquid may have touched my penis. Will I be affected by hiv.  Read Full »


Dr. Meha Malhotra

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Dear patient Before I can help u I ll be needing some details. When was this episode? Is the girl known to u? Did u have oral or anal intercourse? Were u using protection are u having other symptoms? Send these answers don't wait for long. Take care  Read Full »

Is it possible to get HIV from protected sex that happened before six years?

Query: Hi doctor,My friend had a protected sex six years back. Until now, she does not have any symptoms still. Currently, she is going to marry another guy, but she is having a fear of HIV. Is it possible to get HIV? Are there any chances she too gets any HIV after long? She does not take any test up to n...  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern and questions arising in her mind. She had done protected sex before six years. If she has used precautions as you mention, then there is no chance of acquiring HIV infection. However, if she is not sure about using condoms, she can ...  Read Full »

I had a protected sex but still I fear I have HIV. Please help me to get out of this.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 24-year-old male. I had six times protected sex with a prostitute. I had used a condom all the time, and it was not broken or slip off. At all the time, I used to do vaginal intercourse merely half a minute. After that, I remove my part and masturbate. I have not ejaculated insid...  Read Full »


Dr. Jeremy David O'kennedy

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician, HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Even though there is a higher than normal incidence of HIV infection in workers in the sex trade, the fact that you used a condom, does make the risk that you contracted the HI Virus very low and unlikely. In my experience, however, I have found that patients will only...  Read Full »

What is the chance of pregnancy with precum?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. I had sex two days back. We used a condom before penetration. However, I am worried about getting pregnant because I read online that getting pregnant by precum is also there. Should I take an I-pill to be safe or not?  Read Full »


Dr. Reetika Joshi

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For getting pregnant, the sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of the female. The sperm has to travel to the egg, fertilize it, and then fertilize the egg to get implanted in the uterus. I am not clear about your precum detail as you have not mentioned whet...  Read Full »

Can a tampon being inside the body for a long time cause delay in periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with a tampon in and did not realize that it was still in my body until a week later, when I found it. When I had sex, we used a condom but I did not started my period tyet. Do you think the tampon being in my body for so long could delay my period? I am currently on Lexapro...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tampon will not cause any delay in the menstrual cycle or periods. Forgetting tampon for a long time may make you prone to genital infections though. Delay in menstrual cycle is more of a hormonal function. Even though you used a condom the chances of pregnancy cann...  Read Full »

What are the chances of getting pregnant three days after periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a query. I had protected intercourse 3 days after my period got over. My partner was wearing condom. He ejaculated outside me. Can i get pregnant ? When will we get pregnancy symptoms? I have heard that we will conceive only when we are ovulating? please help  Read Full »


Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Pregnancy is possible only when you have unprotected sexual intercourse around ovulation (from 5-6days before ovulation till a day after ovulation). In a woman with cycles of 28-30 days, ovulation normally occurs on 14/15th day of cycle (day of start of menses counted as day one). From your desc...  Read Full »

Why is HPV virus still present after treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I was HPV 16 positivethree years back. Follow up Pap a year later showed positive for HPV 16 again. Last year Pap was normal but my Gyno doctor notes stated “pap normal but HPV still present”. I was told today that I had cleared the virus last year but why would he write HP...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepali Raina

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your anxiety. The fortune thing is that even if last year HPV was present the treatment has been done in the form of hysterectomy. In fact it is over treated. I do not think it is a matter of concern. For your vaginal HPV, low risk types are rarely respons...  Read Full »

Can an HSV-2 infected woman transmit the infection to a man?

Query: What are the possibilities of transmitting HSV2 from an infected woman to a man and how to prevent it if they intend to enter into a relationship. Thanks  Read Full »


Dr. Saurabh Pandey

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello , Welcome to Icliniq. I understand your concern about the HSV .. before I begin to preventive measures let me tell you it how it can spreads.. It is spread through oral, vaginal, or anal sex. It may be spread even if you do not see blisters. It can also be spread to other areas of your body,...  Read Full »

What is the chance of contracting HIV after having sex with condom?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with condom. Is there any chance to get affected with HIV? Until now, there are no symptoms. Generally, how many days will it take to identify HIV after sex? Please suggest, and I am a bit worried. Generally, in my company, they conduct medical tests yearly and in that it sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Tanmai Yermal (jain)

Internal Medicine Physician, Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Doing sex with condom is safe unless it has torn or leaked. Was your partner a known case or later diagnosed to be HIV positive? Company tests that you have done, if it was for HIV and if it is negative, then you need not worry about it as test results will be posi...  Read Full »

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