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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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 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 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 »

Why is my partner getting delayed period even on protected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I and my partner are sexually active. Although we take precautions (using two condoms at a time) there is always a sense of fear when it comes to her. Each time she gets her period it is delayed by two weeks or 10 days at least and less discharge in terms of flow. Last time she had ...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to No, there is no need for inspection. You can go for pregnancy tests with home testing kits. This change in periods (duration and flow) is normal for her as she is active sexually and there are emotional and hormonal changes that cause all of this. If there are no flow, ...  Read Full »

I had condom during sex but still afraid of the contact that occurs with vaginal fluid by hand. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with a woman, but I do not know her HIV status. I used a condom, but I am afraid that the condom is not safe, and I might have into contact with some of her vaginal fluid by my hand.  Read Full »

Dr. Poosha Darbha


Answer: Hello, Welcome to A condom is much safer (about 80 %) compared to unprotected sex. So you are safer to that extent even if she would be HIV positive. But then, as you guessed right, condoms may not protect you from every infection or infestation. Therefore it is good to see an STD spe...  Read Full »

I am under medication for PCOS. How to have safe sex with my partner?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old female. I have a polycystic ovarian syndrome. Ever since 14 years right now I am taking medication such as Provera (Medroxyprogesterone) 10 mg x 5 doses OD if ever I would miss my menstruation since I have an irregular menstrual cycle. My problem is how to have safe s...  Read Full »

Dr. Rushabh Mehta

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The best option is low dose contraceptive pills it will help to regularise your periods. And also you will not require to use Provera (Mehydroxyprogestrone). Try to control weight by diet and exercise to prevent PCOS. Avoid oily and spicy foods and butter cheese, po...  Read Full »

My condom has moved a little during vaginal sex. Can I be infected with HIV in this way?

Query: Hello doctor,I am worried when I use a condom and when condom in vaginal sex a little bit goes up and down on penis, and vaginal fluid is on end of the penis, end of the penis (cca 2 cm) is not always covered with condom then I am in panic and ask my self can I be infected in this way and should be ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The virus can not permeate through the intact condom. The amount of protection given by barrier contraceptive (condom) is not only​ for HIV but also for other sexually transmitted infections. Research has ample evidence to suggest that condom forms a valuable part ...  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 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 on...  Read Full »

I have protected sex and after that I get inflammation in urinary tract. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have protected sex with stranger and after that I get inflammation in urinary tract. Should I get worried about it?  Read Full »

Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have symptoms of inflammation of urinary tract than you have to rule out urinary tract infection. For that, I suggest you investigate with urine routine microscopic examination report and urine culture for primary work-up. You can revert back with reports once...  Read Full »

Why are there red spots on the penis even after having protected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, Male received protected oral and gave protected anal sex to a sex worker. She sat on his chest. It was a licensed establishment which claimed she had been tested regularly. Three days later ended up in the hospital with diarrhea (yellow with mucus) and intense fatigue like never befor...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia


Answer: Hello, Welcome to According to your description, it can be a bacterial infection (other than STD as tests are negative). An infection acquired through gastrointestinal tract can present like this. The antibiotic course was done for diarrhea or not? Yes, the skin of the scrotum is ver...  Read Full »

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