Can I get AIDS by having one time Sex
Yesterday I had sex with my collegue, and During the time of sex I was kissing the girl about 4-5 mins and sucking vagina around 5-10 min, later I weared condom before penetration. After the sex I took bath and washed mouth with water and wash penis with soap cleanly. I am not sure whether the girl has AIDS, but I know that she had sex with may guys in the past and his ex-boyfriend is used to take drugs. So I am bit feared that I might get AIDS (if she has). Can you please suggest me whethere there are any medicience I have to take from now to make sure I will not get infected. And please suggest me when I have to take first test and when I have to take last to get it confirmd that whether it is HIV+/-.
Is there any cure of having one time oral sex?
Hello and Thank You for Using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source of HIV/AIDS related information.
First, it is important to distinguish between HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) and AIDS (Acquired ImmunoDeficiency Syndrome). AIDS is caused by prolonged infection with HIV. Once HIV infection has significantly weakened an individual's immune system to the point where they are unable to fight off opportunistic infections, that person is diagnosed as having AIDS.
I will attempt to quantify your risk of acquiring HIV by commenting on your exposures:
1) Kissing is a no risk activity for the passing of HIV. This is because saliva is not a fluid that harbors the HIV virus.
2) Giving oral sex is considered a low risk activity. This means that this activity presents a potential for HIV transmission because they involve an exchange of body fluids, but there have only been a few reports of infection attributed to these activities. According to the US CDC, if your partner happened to be HIV+, giving her oral sex one time has a risk of 1/10,000 that the virus will be passed.
3) Protected penetration is also considered a low risk activity.
You may be interested to know that washing your mouth or penis with soap after sex does nothing to prevent the passing of HIV; this is because HIV transmission occurs inside of the body during a risky activity (such as unprotected sex and needle sharing).
It is important to note that it is not possible to quantify someone's chance of being HIV positive based on how many partners they have had in the past, or if their ex used drugs. For example, your colleague may use a condom correctly and consistently every time she has sex, which would mean that she is likely to be HIV negative. It is great to hear that you used a condom, as this is a very effective way to keep yourself HIV and STI free!
Because this is an overall low risk exposure, I do not recommend any medicine such as PEP: (Post Exposure Prophylaxis). However, we do recommend regular HIV and STI testing to everyone who is sexually active. If you haven't done so already, it may be a good idea to get tested. You can take your first HIV test 4 weeks after an exposure. Then, international testing guidelines recommend a re-test at 3 months for conclusive results.
I hope this helped to answer your questions, please feel free to call or write back if you have additional concerns.
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