Anonymous
Hi,

I had a protected Sex on Nov 13th 2015 with an escort. However my condom broke and i am very nervous.

Hence i went for test on Dec 28th 2015 and report came Non - Reactive.

However during this period, i had small rashes on my forehead which went away after the medicine. But i got Oral thrush for which doctor mentioned is due to antibiotics.

Am i need to worry here? or do i need to take another test after 3 months?

Please suggest.

Regards
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline.

You are doing the right thing by getting tested after your sexual experience. Protected sex is considered to be a low risk of acquiring HIV, however, the risk increases if the condom breaks.

About 95% of HIV infections are detectable 4-6 weeks after exposure. Taking antibiotics, having a rash, or having oral thrush will not affect this window period. It is recommended to take an HIV test 3 months (12 weeks) after exposure for the most conclusive results. It is unlikely that your results will change when you take a test at 3 months, but it is recommended to do so just to be sure.

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

I hope this information helps to answer your questions.

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