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Dr. Abby
Dr. Abby, Board Certified MD
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hello doctor, yesterday i made sex with girl and i was drunk

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hello doctor, yesterday i made sex with girl and i was drunk so i didnt use condom , so im very worried now , can i make the hiv test now or i have to wait
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.

I understand that this is stressful for you.
Was this woman someone that you knew?

Dr Abby
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
No actually and this is the problem , she is a woman from strip club
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.
Ok, thank you for clarifying,

If she is someone who is higher risk for having HIV, what I recommend is seeing your doctor today for discussion as to whether HIV prophylaxis is something that would be recommended in your case.
This should be started within 36 hours to be most effective.
You should also have a baseline HIV test now, then a retest at 3-6 weeks, 3 months and at 6 months.

The majority of people will test positive by 6 weeks if the have HIV.

The risk of contracting HIV from vaginal sex is low--0.1 to 1%.
But I would discuss it with your doctor as to whether preventative medication is a good idea--I do not know the prevalence of HIV in Austria with relation to female strip club workers.

Feel free to ask any follow up questions you may have and I will be happy to discuss further,

Dr Abby

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
what about the duration of intercourse , because the intercourse was just for seconds then i stopped , does that decrease the probability of being infected
Expert:  Dr. Abby replied 6 years ago.
Yes, it does. The risk is still very low to begin with as mentioned above...

I would try not to panic but I know it is hard not to.

A 0.1 to 1% risk is really low. Combine that with a short time of exposure and that makes it very unlikely.

Dr Abby