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Unprotected Sex 1 Year Ago, HIV Risk?

Question: 

Hello,

I had unprotected sex with one of my friend and its been more than an year before. I don't have any allergy, rash, fever or anything... just scare if i'm by any chance could be infected or not.. what should i do ?

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the chance of acquiring HIV through unprotected sex. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be High Risk (There is evidence of transmission through these activities and they are the majority of cases of transmission).

The scenario mentioned above does meet the three components of the transmission equation (1). Unprotected vaginal or anal sex are both routes of HIV transmission (2,3).

References:

1) https://www.aidswindsor.org/healthy-me/hiv-transmission/

2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18684670

3) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20406794

Recommendation: Refer to a physician for HIV test.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Marie