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Would I have a significantly high risk of being positive from unprotected sex?


Due to unfortunate decisions in my life, I had unprotected sex with a much older man who claimed to only have had 2 previous partners (they were both virgins). I live in a country where everyone is checked for HIV before being able to renew their residency and are deported if found positive. However, this man was illegally here and so was not checked for HIV. I had no other intercourse. This was 2 years ago and I am due for a HIV check tomorrow, I am worried if i am infected i would be deported and this is causing me great concern especially since i am 18 and come from a very strict family. What are my risks?



Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about your risk of HIV acquisition from unprotected sex.

From the information given, this scenario is determined to be high risk (Evidence of transmission through these activities and is the majority of cases of transmission). The scenario mentioned above does meet the three components of the HIV transmission equation. It satisfies the equation because there was exchange of bodily fluid that pertains to HIV, entry into the blood stream, and high risk activity. If you are continuously engaging in high risk activity there are biomedical approaches such as PrEP and PEP that help lower your risk of acquiring HIV. Refer to your physicians for further information.

Recommendation: Refer to Physician for HIV test.

Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Cody