Can Changing Partners Increase The Risk Of HIV?

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So I have changed partners for about one year. Almost every day having sex without a condom. Last VCT 3 months ago there was non reactive. And I often feel parno because of that. Are there drugs that can be bought personally for prevention by people who are not HIV-reactive? thank you

1 Answer:

Hello Shelina,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

The HIV virus resides in body fluids, especially blood, vaginal fluid, penile fluid, anal fluid, and breast milk. Therefore, HIV can be transmitted one of them through sexual activity, whether vaginal, anal, or oral sex. This HIV transmission can occur if one or more of your partners do indeed have HIV. If none of your partners suffer from HIV, then even if you have sex many times certainly there will not be transmission. The problem is, many people with HIV do not check their HIV status, so it is not clear, whether or not they have HIV. Therefore, the most important precautionary measure is to avoid risky sex, such as changing sexual partners or having sexual relations with partners whose sexual history is not clear without using a condom.


VCT most accurately detects HIV if done 3 weeks to 3 months after HIV risk behavior. Your negative VCT results can indeed mean you are free from HIV infection, or it can also occur due to inaccurate examination results, for example if you check yourself in the window period (window period, where the virus is actively replicating in the body but have not formed enough antibodies against it) HIV virus infection. Therefore, in people at high risk of contracting HIV like you, a repeat VCT should be done 3 to 6 months later to confirm the results. During this time, you should no longer carry out HIV risk activities, be it sex, exchanging needles, also piercing or tattooing the body.


Provision of drugs for prevention of HIV infection is indeed available. However, this treatment does not belong to a class of over-the-counter medicines so it cannot be bought haphazardly without a doctor's prescription. In addition, this treatment is mainly aimed at special cases, for example in medical personnel who are pricked by HIV sufferers. As for cases like you, in addition to being determined to no longer carry out HIV risk behaviors, you should check yourself back in with your doctor or specialist in internal medicine so that the best solution is given.


I hope this helps.

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