HomeAnswersHIV/AIDS specialistunprotected sexI needed advice on whether I could get HIV infection after having sex with a girl during her window period. Please help.

Can sex with a girl on her window period increase the risk of contracting HIV?


The following is an actual conversation between an iCliniq user and a doctor that has been reviewed and published as a Premium Q&A.

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At November 1, 2023
Reviewed AtJanuary 30, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I would like to know if having sex with a girl during her window period or the first day of the window period when she has not created enough antibodies can infect me. What will be my window period? Will it be three months? Do I have to wait for her window period to complete for mine to start? Will my window period be extended or remain the same? Please help.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read the query, and I can understand your concern.

The window period is the time for antibodies to develop after infection and then to be detected by a test. It differs for each individual as there is natural variation in the time taken by a particular person to produce antibodies which a test can then detect. Recommendations are that a person who might have been recently infected should have a repeat test some weeks or months after the possible time of exposure or infection.

I hope your query is answered, but if you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva
Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

HIV/AIDS specialist

Community Banner Mobile
By subscribing, I agree to iCliniq's Terms & Privacy Policy.

Ask your health query to a doctor online

HIV/AIDS specialist

*guaranteed answer within 4 hours

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. iCliniq privacy policy