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Unprotected Sex

Unprotected sex is the act of having sexual intercourse without using protection in the form of a condom. It is considered unsafe due to the risk of transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STD) it carries.

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I had a handjob, and my HIV tests are negative. Should I still worry?

Query: Hi doctor, I had visited a massage parlor one and a half years ago. The session ends with a hand job. The lady was fully clothed, and after hand, she gave me a hand job with oil in her hands to body massage. There was no other sexual activity apart from hand to penis stimulation. I was unable to che...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It seems that your risk is unwarranted in this scenario as there was no exchange of body fluids. HIV can only be transmitted through active sexual contact with HIV infected persons or blood transfusions, or with the exchange of contaminated syringes or needles. I could no...  Read Full »

I had unprotected anal sex. Will it cause HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a homosexual man who had a sexual encounter three weeks ago, and I am now concerned about the possibility of transmitting HIV. Despite the other man's claim of being clean, I do not trust him as we had just met. During our encounter, which involved attempting anal sex with me as t...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) transmission can occur through precum, and engaging in unprotected anal sex, even without ejaculation, poses a significant risk. Studies indicate a risk of one out of 200 for unprotected...  Read Full »

What is the chance of HIV transmission from unprotected sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with a sex worker without a condom. Now I am worried I have HIV(Human Immunodeficiency Virus) or AIDS(Acquired Immunodeficiency Virus). Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome​ to The only way to clear the doubt after an unprotected exposure is to get tested. I will suggest you to get your HIV Rapid test now. This will tell your baseline HIV status. If it is negative, get your fourth generation rapid test at four weeks of exposure. If the same...  Read Full »

Can a negative HIV test after past unprotected sex affect my future?

Query: Hello doctor,I have engaged in unprotected sex with two girls, including my girlfriend and friends. After six months, I took an HIV screening test, and it came back negative. However, I am getting married next month, and I am confused about how this will affect my future life, my wife, and the next ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello,Welcome to sex with multiple partners not only puts you at risk of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) but also other sexually transmitted infections. If you had unprotected sex with a partner of unknown HIV status and you have tested HIV negative after three months of exposu...  Read Full »

What are the chances of getting HIV through vaginal sex?

Query: Hello doctor, A guy penetrates my vagina without protection and I do not know his status. It was for approximately for 10 seconds. What are the chances of contracting HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and should I get a PEP (Post-exposure Prophylaxis)?  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You had a low risk for HIV acquisition. Studies have shown that risk of HIV acquisition through receptive vaginal sex (receiving the penis in vagina) to be 0.08 % (one per 1250 exposures). Post-exposure prophylaxis needs to be started as early as possible within 72 hour...  Read Full »

Does positive HSV 1 and 2 after unprotected sex with CSW indicate HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36 year old male, and I had sex with a CSW (Community Sex Worker), who was 32 years old. I had unprotected sex with her once last year, and I had protected sex with her five months back. I was diagnosed with herpes zoster four months back. After this, I have done p24 antigen, tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If your query is regarding HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) status, it is negative so far. There are recommendations, and I also suggest getting the HIV test repeated at six months of last unprotected exposure. If that will be negative, you need not repeat the test agai...  Read Full »

I am worried about STDs after unprotected sex. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 year old male, who had unprotected sex yesterday. I was drunk, but now, I am worried about HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) or any STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) for that matter. I do not have medical access for the next three months, as I am on a ship. If I express my a...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We do not know the HIV status (Human immunodeficiency virus) of the person with whom you had sex and also your baseline HIV status, the other thing you mentioned that you do not have medical access for next three months. Considering the availability of only Lamivudine ...  Read Full »

I had unprotected sex years ago. Should I get tested?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex 10 years back. I am just curious if I need to be worried about any STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases), which I might have contacted 10 years back? I am fairly healthy, and I am only a little overweight. The person I had the encounter with has since had two kids....  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Testing can only prove your surety of having nothing in the context to Sexually transmitted disease (STD). If you had unprotected exposure 10 years back and no further exposure during subsequent years and you are asymptomatic also, it is unlikely that you will have STD. H...  Read Full »

I had an unprotected vaginal sex. Will PEP be effective?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected vaginal sex. How effective is PEP when initiated 22 hours after one-time unprotected vaginal intercourse? Is an RNA test affected by PEP? Is it considered effective during treatment? Also, I am experiencing a sore throat and fatigue, causing concern. Please help. Tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. PEP stands for post-exposure prophylaxis and is over 90 percent effective when used correctly for 28 days with no additional exposure. While a negative HIV RNA (human immunodeficiency virus ribonucleic acid test) pr...  Read Full »

I had sex with two women. Am I exposed to HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I am anxious about potential exposure to the human immune virus (HIV). I had sex with two women, one after the other. I was drunk at the time, so even though I feel like I remember what happened, I am still skeptical. Having sex while drunk, it became hard to stay erect, so at some point...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder K. Sachdeva

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.I do understand your concern.1. If the condom was used correctly and consistently and was changed for repeated contact, the risk of acquisition of HIV was non-existent.2. If it is unsure about condom use or was not a correct use, there could be a low risk of acquisition of HIV ...  Read Full »

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