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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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Should I be concerned about STDs if I had protected oral and vaginal sex with a high-risk group?

Query: Hi doctor, I had protected oral and vaginal sex with a high-risk group ten days ago. I feel my feet are hot, and I have no other symptoms. I am not diabetic or hypertensive, nor am I under any medication. Also, I took Tenvir for seven days as a pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). I am worried that I co...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query and understood your concern. As per the history provided, STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) in direct contact with high-risk groups can be bothering. Having oral sex and sexual intercourse (assuming it was unprotected sex) would be risk facto...  Read Full »

I have small, white, pale spots on my glans penis after having protected intercourse with a sex worker. Should I get tested for STDs?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected intercourse with a sex worker two weeks back. I have had small, white, pale spots on my glans for a week. I did not have such spots in the past. Also, I do not have pain or a burning sensation. However, recently I had a cold, cough, and throat infection. Should I get t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sandhya Narayanan Kutty

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. As per the history provided, the pale or white spots appearing on glans penis may be due to multiple reasons, including candida balanitis which is a fungal infection, fordyce spots which are harmless spots that may keep reappearing and usua...  Read Full »

My period is delayed after a protected intercourse. Can I be pregnant?

Query: Hello doctor, I had protected intercourse with my partner. The date of my menstrual cycle was due about a week ago and I still have not got my period. I also have stomach bloating. I am worried. Please help me out.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and will surely help you out. Causes of delayed or missed periods can be many, one of them being pregnancy. Pregnancy seems less likely as you had protected sex but still we cannot rule out the possibility. I suggest you to take a...  Read Full »

I had protected sex on 14th day of cycle. Can this cause delayed period?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an average cycle length of 29 days with the longest being 31 days. I have never missed a period before and always got a brown discharge before my periods. I last had my periods 31 days back, then had protected sex once (with my partner wearing a condom) on the 14th day of the cycl...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you said that the sex was protected and that there was no condom misadventure, so chances of pregnancy are minimal and the symptoms are more of premenstrual rather than pregnancy. However, considering that both symptoms overlap, the best way to rule out any pregna...  Read Full »

My partner missed her periods in spite of protected intercourse. Is she pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor,Last month on the nineteenth day, I and my girlfriend had protected sex approximately seven times on two consecutive days. A week later, we had another couple of times, and she missed her period. It has been more than a month since her last period. I am pretty sure that the protection did ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Before opting for any medication, you must get her urine pregnancy test done. This can be done at home by the first early morning urine sample. If the urine pregnancy test is negative then for sure she is not pregnant, and then she can be offered a withdrawal bleed with pro...  Read Full »

I had oral sex with my HIV-affected aunt last night but used a condom. Am I in a danger zone?

Query: Hello doctor,Last night I had oral sex with my HIV-affected aunt, but I was using a condom. She sucked my penis and she spitted on my leg. After that, she removed the condom with her hands touching the foreskin of my penis. Am I in a danger zone?  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. It seems from your query that you received oral sex from a woman who is HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infected. This sexual act of receiving oral sex carries a negligible risk, as there is no exchange of body fluids....  Read Full »

A stranger had sex with me and gave me a handjob. Am I at risk of acquiring HIV or STDs?

Query: Hi doctor, I am doubtful whether I acquired an HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection or STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) after having protected sex with a stranger. During sexual intercourse, I kissed only on her forehead and chin, not on her mouth or lips; I also sucked her breasts and k...  Read Full »


Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. The chances of transmitting HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by single protected intercourse with an HIV-positive person are almost nil if a condom is used correctly, as in your scenario. Likewise, the chances with othe...  Read Full »

I engaged in protected foreplay with a HIV-positive person. Will I contract HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a sexual encounter with a person who was HIV positive, but it was undetected. I did not penetrate them. I only used a dildo with gloves. However, I had a small cut on the tip of my finger, similar to a hangnail, and the dildo I touched might have had rectal mucus on it. Is there...  Read Full »


Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by using all precautions as described are nil. The chances of transmission with the cut described appear to be nil if it was not bleeding or an open wound.  Read Full »

My partner is HIV positive, and we had sex a few days back. Should I begin with PEP medications?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner turned HIV positive when he was tested five months ago. I tested previously, and it was negative. My partner and I decided not to have intercourse till my reports came in. However, last night we had quick intercourse wearing a condom. It was the correct way and for less than...  Read Full »


Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. The chances of transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) by single protected intercourse with an HIV-positive person are almost nil. If there is no contact of blood or semen or infected secretions, th...  Read Full »

My periods are delayed after taking an I pill. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a female, and I usually have a 28-day cycle. I started my periods two months ago and had protected intercourse a few days after. After that, I took an I-pill for safety. However, I had regular periods with a proper flow, which lasted four to six days. However, it has been more tha...  Read Full »


Dr. Obinna Ugwuoke

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. Several things can affect the period's date. You are not pregnant as your intercourse was protected, and you took the contraceptive pill and have had normal bleeding after that. The hormonal effect has not entirely cleared off from your system. ...  Read Full »

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