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Possible hiv infection

Hi so I’m really scared. I wanna be detailed so anyone who knows anything can help and give me advice. I had sex on October 13 with a guy. It was my first ever experience with another guy and I’m scared that I may have hiv. When hell we had anal sex we used a condom. But I cummed inside the condom and kept going. Which probably wasn’t he best thing to do. But I thought because i was wearing a condom it would be fine. We also had oral and that wasn’t protected. Next day I felt really bad. And regretted it. So I got tested after 5 weeks it happened and the hiv test came back negative but the doctors did tell me I wasn’t immune to hepatitis b which now I’m scared i may gotten that too. The test was done by a lab and from vein. But what are the chances of it coming back positive when getting tested for it again at 3 months and what does not being immune to hep b mean. I’m so scared i don’t know what to do. Please help.

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Becky Smith, BioSURE UK LTD
 Work on 08th January 2020

Hi Nmartinez19, As long as the condom was still intact you are protected. It is important that you practice safe sex when having sexual encounters with someone of an unknown status. Having unprotected oral sex, the risk is very low. There is an estimated risk of HIV transmission of around <1 in 10,000. However, this is not to say it doesn't happen. It is very wise to have gotten tested following this possible exposure. The tests that they carry out at the doctors/clinics are usually conclusive following a shorter period of exposure as their tests look for antibodies and antigens to HIV and therefore there is virtually no window period. Therefore, it may be unnecessary to test again in 3 months following the test carried out by the doctor, however for our test we always recommend to test at 12 weeks post exposure for a conclusive result. I am unable to comment on your Hepatitis B risk - it may be wise to get a test done for this just to be safe. Kindest regards, Becky, BioSure UK LTD

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