Anonymous
I got a sex encounter with a lady 4 and half months ago.During the sex the condom got ruptured and unprotected sex continued for 20-25 sec. I also had scabies infection in my testicles area. I m really scared and have anxiety disorder. I got tested after 4 and half months and the result was negative. Some sites i had read that window period is 6 months. After hearing this i have very huge anxiety disorder and I feel like I m seeing bad signs. What are the chances of getting hiv to me?
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline.

Sex with a condom is considered to be a low risk activity for acquiring HIV. This is because sometimes the condom is not used correctly or breaks. Presence of scabies infection or other small cuts or sores would not increase the risk.

HIV tests are considered to have conclusive results when taken 12 weeks (3 months) or more following exposure. This means that the test you took at 4.5 months would have conclusive results.

There are only 4 factors that can affect HIV test results and require further testing at 6 months. They are:

1.) Taking antiviral treatment for Hepatitis C.

2.) Undergoing treatment for cancer.

3.) Taking post-exposure prophylaxis treatment for HIV.

4.) Having another immunodeficiency disorder (which would likely have been diagnosed at a young age and you would be aware of it).

If none of these factors apply to you this means that your results can be considered conclusive and there is no need for further testing unless you have another exposure situation or it has been recommended by a healthcare professional.

For more information about HIV you can visit CATIE.ca or the AIDS Vancouver website.

I hope this information helps to answer your questions.

Isla (Volunteer)

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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