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Unprotected with my ex - tested after three weeks

The tests are great I have done four over the years negative. My most recent tests taken three weeks after exposure both negative. Also had antibodies and antigens done through blood from vein at sexual health clinic negative. This is from having unprotected vaginal sex with my ex partner we weren’t together for three months and he says he had no other partners. Am I low risk? He wasn’t hiv positive before. Very anxious all of a sudden even though was much sillier in my youth and only used pill as protection.

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Gary Carpenter, BioSure (UK) Limited
 Work on 20th November 2017

Hi Bhannah Thanks for getting in touch. Yes, I would consider you to be at very low risk. Chances of your ex-partner being HIV positive are less than 1:1,000. Probability of contracting HIV from someone who is HIV positive via receptive vaginal sex is about 1:1,250. So in combination the chances of contracting HIV from someone of unknown HIV status from a single exposure is about 1 in a million. Obviously, the more you do it the greater the probability. The only way to minimise the risk is to use some form of barrier contraception. So, I hope that this helps. Kind regards Gary Carpenter BioSure (UK) Limited

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