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I am an HIV Neg. man who had unprotected anal sex with an

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I am an HIV Neg. man who had unprotected anal sex with an HIV Pos. man. I was the active partner and he was the passive one. How at risk am I of infection and what should be my next steps in terms of testing and medication?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 1 year ago.

Hello and thanks for trusting me to help you. I am a board certified consultant with over 30 years of experience.

Anal sex is the riskiest type of sex for getting or transmitting HIV. Receptive anal sex is 13 times as risky for acquiring HIV as insertive anal sex.

The risk estimates for the sexual transmission of HIV, per sex act 0.06% to 0.16% for insertive anal intercourse.

I think you should consult your doctor and they may want to start PEP.

Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) is a way to prevent HIV infection after a possible recent exposure.

Testing for HIV can be done by 4th generation ELISA at 6 weeks,3months from exposure.

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Expert:  DoctorAnil replied 1 year ago.

If you want to test early you can consider HIV RNA PCR which has a window period of 2-3 weeks.

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