Anonymous
i had sex with out condom with a female friend,after the sex the told me she had on protected sex with someone else 2 days ago so she went to the doctor to get tested but she was negative but was given pep ....i want to know if it's is possible i am infected with anything .
kindly respond to me asap so i can know what next
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you're concerned about the risk of HIV transmitting during an encounter. We're happy to answer your question for you.

Unprotected sex is considered high risk. This means that of the transmissions that have occurred, most have occurred during activities such as these. This does not mean that transmission occurred in your case. To see the risks associated with this and other common activities, we encourage you to check out our [risk assessment page](http://helpline.aidsvancouver.org/question/risk-assessment-chart).

Were we to get your post in time, we would have recommended you also take PEP. PEP, or post-exposure prophylaxis, is oral medication that is meant to prevent an HIV infection from establishing itself were you to be exposed. It is 1 month of therapy that needs to be started soon after your exposure. Unfortunately it also extends the window period of tests by 1 month. Considering most HIV tests are considered conclusive 3 months post exposure, you will not know your status until potentially 3 months post exposure.

At this point, if you get this reply, we'd recommend you visit a clinic that can provide some direction for what to do from here. You will likely get a test in the interim, and will be told to come back for confirmatory testing in 3 months.

Thanks for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question. We hope it has been answered fully.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

helpline.aidsvancouver.org
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