Percentage Of Contracting HIV After Anal Sex With HIV Positive People?
Afternoon doctor. Two weeks ago I had anal sex with my girlfriend twice without using a condom and came out inside. Let’s say that my girlfriend is HIV positive, what percentage of me will it get HIV? In my entire life, I have behaved at risk just this two times. And I decided to quit risky sex. I am worried that there will be many negative effects after browsing the internet. And I’m waiting 3 months for hiv check. Is the HIV check enough or is there another check that I need to do? Thank you doctor, please explain
Hello Nugraha, thank you for the question for HealthReplies.com
HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the human immune system until the immune system becomes damaged and the sufferer becomes susceptible to infection. HIV can be transmitted in various ways including:
Unprotected sexual intercourse with people living with HIV Using needles together with people living with HIV Needling or other sharp objects contaminated with blood or body parts of people living with HIV Transmission from HIV-infected mothers to babies during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding Blood transfusions and organ transplants from people with HIV
Transmission through sexual contact can occur through sexual contact through the vagina, anus, or orally. Of the three, the greatest risk of HIV transmission occurs through anal sex. The risk of acquiring HIV is greater for the receptive (the person whose anus is entered into the penis), which is about 1.4%. While the insertive (people who insert the penis into the anus) have a risk of 0.11% in men who are circumcised and 0.62% in men who are not circumcised.
Even though your risk of contracting HIV is quite small (less than 1%), it is better if you continue to do HIV testing. HIV testing can be done as soon as 4 weeks after exposure.
Apart from the risk of transmitting HIV, unsafe sexual intercourse can also be a means of transmitting other sexually transmitted diseases, including gonorrhea, chlamydia, herpes, HPV, syphilis, hepatitis, and so on. Therefore, in addition to stopping risky sexual behavior, you also need to get checked out for these other sexually transmitted diseases. Consult your doctor to get tests for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.
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