Risk Of Getting HIV After Intercourse?
Tonight, I want to ask. I was lucid having sex all open except for underwear. in that relationship we kissed and only rubbed on the genitals but still used panties. Can the behavior cause HIV and if the HIV test is performed a month after intercourse, are the results accurate? Thank you doctor, awaiting enlightenment yes
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. HIV is indeed a very frightening disease because the sufferer will never be cured, at least until now, because no cure has been found. The available HIV drugs only help suppress the disease, but do not cure it completely. Therefore, it is important to know how to transmit HIV, so that it is easy for us to avoid ourselves from contracting the disease.
The concept is, HIV can be infected if there is a transfer of vaginal fluid, sperm, blood or breast milk from an HIV sufferer to a healthy person. So what needs to be understood first is that HIV does not just show up when someone has free sex. There must be one of them who has HIV to be able to transmit HIV. Next, there must be a displacement of the liquid. If only holding, hugging, kissing, or being exposed to bodily fluids such as tears, sweat, urine and saliva, HIV will not move.
So in your case, if your partner at that time did indeed have HIV and vaginal fluid or sperm fluid penetrated the underwear and then entered your body, it is not impossible that you have contracted HIV. Although of course, the possibility is less than if you really have sex.
Then regarding HIV testing, HIV testing is indeed not done immediately after sexual intercourse, but rather waiting for the window period or the window period ends. The window period is the period when someone has been exposed to a virus, but still has not been detected by investigations. The HIV window period is from 4 to 12 weeks post sexual risk. So those who take an HIV test must do it twice, namely at 4 weeks after intercourse and at 12 weeks after intercourse. If both of them are negative, then that person is really HIV negative. In your case, now is the right time to take an HIV test. You can get it by doing a VCT test at a health center or hospital that provides it. So, hopefully answering your question.