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 doctor,Is there a possibility for me to become pregnant if he inserted his penis only for ten seconds? I am not sure whether there was any precum and after that, he used a condom. He never ejaculate inside me. I take regular birth control pills that contain ethinylestradiol and Levonorgestrel. I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Reetika Joshi

Answer: Hi,Welcome to understand your concern. For getting pregnant, sperms have to be ejaculated inside the vagina of a female. Then fertilization of the egg takes place. This fertilized egg should get implanted inside the uterus of a female. Finally, a female gets pregnant after successful i...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, I did not insert my penis. But some of her vaginal fluid got spilled on my underwear. I am afraid that whether this liquid may have touched my penis. Will I get affected by HIV?   Read Full »

Dr. Meha Malhotra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Kindly send some details to help you. Please mention when you had this episode. Please mention whether you know the girl. Please mention whether you had oral or anal intercourse. Please mention whether you used protection while doing it. Please mention whether you have ...  Read Full »

Can an HIV-negative tested person turn positive after 6 months?

Query: Hello doctor,I have participated in protected intercourse in 2009, and I did not participate with anyone until 2019. Before getting into a relationship in 2019, I have undergone few tests like pre-marital tests, including HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), VDRL (venereal disease research laboratory...  Read Full »

Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to One episode of the sexual act without a condom is having a chance of 3 times in 10000 sexual acts. So, with condom, it is very low chances of acquiring HIV. There are fewer chances of she is negative. With a condom, you have very low chances of one sexual encounter. ...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of contraceptive pills?

Query: Hi doctor, I had my last period twenty days before. Ten days back, I had protected sex. And four days before, I started to bleed again. I took an I-pill too. But I do not know if it is a period bleeding or implantation bleeding. My partner had watery semen this time, but it never happened like this...  Read Full »

Dr. Neha Singh Rathod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The bleeding could be due to hormonal changes. Since you had protected sex, there is no chance of pregnancy. So relax and do not worry. However, if you have a doubt, then get back to me. Take care.  Read Full »

Does HIV cause itching without rash?

Query: Hello doctor,I had my first sex with a sex worker 14 days ago with condom protection. My body gets itching in the chest, forearms, and back of spinal regions, and the itching is not severe. In the forearm and chest region, little pimple-like formations have appeared but not too much.  Read Full »

Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It may be due to irritation or over-cleaning with soaps or infestations. Do not worry about random itching. Maintain hygiene and do not use harsh soaps. Use moisturizing lotions after a bath if the skin is dry. You can take antihistamines like Cetirizine if too itchy...  Read Full »

Can chapped lips increase the risk of HIV transmission?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been scheduled for minor surgery, prior to which I have been advised few routine investigations, including HIV. Though I have always practiced safe sex throughout by using a condom, there have been a few instances (3-4 times) where I have practiced cunnilingus (licked my partner's...  Read Full »

Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency syndrome) by oral sex or by the acts mentioned is almost nil unless there are bleeding wounds in the oral cavity. You are confirming that you did not have any oral wounds. You can go ahead with the HIV antibo...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, What is the possibility of transmitting HSV2 from an infected woman to a man? How to prevent it if they intend to enter into a relationship?   Read Full »

Dr. Saurabh Pandey

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern regarding HSV (herpes simplex virus). It spreads through oral, vaginal, or anal sex. It may spread even if you do not see them with blisters. It can also spread to other parts of the body including eyes, lips, mouth, and by touching open bliste...  Read Full »

What are the chances of getting pregnant if semen spilled on the vaginal opening?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old woman with a BMI of 37. I had protected sex using a condom but ejaculated semen spilled on the outer vagina. I was on the 25th day of my cycle, and today I am supposed to have my period, which is usually regular. I would like to know the possibility that I might be pre...  Read Full »

Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. It is very less likely to get pregnant when the semen has not entered the female genital tract. Also, you mentioned that you used protection during intercourse. So getting pregnant is very less likely to happen. Although you mentioned t...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor,I had protected intercourse after three days of getting my periods. My partner was wearing condoms. He ejaculated outside me. Can I become pregnant? When can I have pregnancy symptoms? I heard that conception is possible in women only when we have sex in the ovulation period. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Dattaprasad Balasaheb Inamdar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Pregnancy is possible only when you have unprotected sexual intercourse around ovulation. You can have sex from five to six days before getting ovulation and follow it till the day after ovulation. In a woman having a cycle of 28 to 30 days, ovulation normally occur...  Read Full »

Do I need to do HIV test after protected intercourse?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. I had double protected sex with a lady three weeks back. I got tested the same day and it came back negative. I am afraid that if I may have HIV even after using double protection. I am feeling weak for the past four days. Is there any risk of getting HIV?   Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can assist with your concern. According to your statement, you had a history of double protected sex with a woman using condoms, and there is no mention of broken condoms. No HIV test can accurately detect HIV in the body immediately after exposure. The window period...  Read Full »

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