hey I had unprotected sex with a girl I didn't know and acquired gonorrhea. I took a test 7 weeks 1 day after exposure and results came back negative. How likely it is that I contracted HIV from that single exposure? Also, I have been having a dry mouth for a week now? What can I do to relieve this dry mouth?
Hello, and thank you for contacting AIDS Vancouver to have your AIDS and HIV related queries answered.
You mentioned that you got tested for HIV seven weeks after a possible exposure, and that you received negative test results. This is an excellent indication of your status but according to international testing guidelines, any HIV detection tests performed at/after the three month (twelve week) period are conclusive. If you haven't had any exposures since you got tested then I would expect further testing to yield the same negative results.
For future reference, here at the Helpline we do encourage all sexually active individuals to use protection and get tested for STIs (including HIV) regularly. This is the most effective way to prevent both you and your sexual partners from passing or acquiring any sexually transmitted infection, including HIV. As far as having a dry mouth is concerned, there could be any number of reasons. I would recommend visiting a doctor to get yourself checked out & hopefully have this problem resolved.
If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us again.
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