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hi i was exposed to hi by giving oral to a sex worker i had dry mouth, bad mouth hygiene and was on cocaine and alcohol. i went on pep 12 hours later (assenters and truvada) and tested neative 25 days later. the problem is that my alt levels and my lymphocyte levels came back increased i didn't know what that meant when the doctor told med that he only assures that i maybe got hepatiss b. now when i do my research on the net i am freaking out, i haven't slept in many nights and i don't know what to do.
so my question is that is there any way that i am not infected? please give me a response
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Anonymous
Thank you for your question and using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline forum,

It sounds like you are concerned about having acquired HIV after giving oral sex to a commerical sex worker. It is good to hear that you went on PEP treatment after the exposure. Also bringing up your concern shows good ownership for your health.

Being a volunteer for AIDS Vancouver I am only able to provide you with information regarding HIV.

So giving oral sex has a low risk for HIV. It is a low risk only when you have severe cuts in your mouth that need medical attention or have had heavy dental work done before the exposure.
After completing PEP treatment for 28 days, and then getting tested your results would give you a good idea of your status. Official HIV testing guidelines recommend getting retested 3 months post treatment for conclusive results (most accurate results).

This being said, it is unlikely that you have acquired HIV but the best way to confirm your status is to be tested 3 months after PEP treatment

I suggest viewing these websites that have information on Hepatitis B like symptom information. After reading them you could bring up some questions you may have to your doctor.

[http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hbv/bfaq.htm#bFAQ15](http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hbv/bfaq.htm#bFAQ15)

[http://smartsexresource.com/topics/hepatitis-b](http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/hbv/bfaq.htm#bFAQ15)


I hope I was able to clear some questions for you, and alleviated some discomfort.

Jasmine (Volunteer)

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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