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Potential HIV exposure

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: December 16, 2020 11:28 PM
Anonymous 2 years

Doctor… I have protected vaginal intercourse and received protected and unprotected oral sex with sex worker recently. I am worry on exposure on HIV as I dont know the status of the sex worker. May I know what can I do? Possible to prevent infection?

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Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 2 years
General Practitioner

Hello and good afternoon. Thank you for your inquiries.

For your information, the symptoms for the early stages of an acute HIV infection are:

  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Muscle aches and joint pain
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Rashes which does not itch, usually appears on the torso
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea
  • Oral ulcers and genital ulcers

HIV infection takes 1 to 2 months to manifest itself or the earliest is within the first 2 weeks after transmission. If you are worried, you are advised to go for HIV testing at least 3 to 12 weeks after the transmission.

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In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties. Thank you.

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Last Updated: Wed Dec 16 2020 23:28:21 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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