[Question #3845] hiv risk

32 months ago

Hello doctors i have been in a relationship for ten months. I have had unorotected sex with this girl many times during our relationship. I asked about her past and she stated she had had unprotexted sex with 4 other males in her past relationships. One of which was one month before she met me. She is a 23 year old hispanic female.
1) what are the odds that a woman like this contracted hiv from on of her sex partners and gave it to me? I have never been sick with typical ars symptoms.
2)we recently broke up for a month and during this month she went on a trip with and an ex boyfriend, she swears that she did not have sex with him but i am skeptycal as to whether or not thats true. Two days after her trip we got back together and had unorotexted sex twice. What are the odds that she had sex, caught hiv and gave it to me when we had unprotected sex? Its been ten days since we had unprotected sex, it all happened the same weekend

32 months ago
what are the odds that I caught hiv from those situations.
32 months ago
hello doctors I have been in a relationship for 10 months i have had unprotected sex with this 23 year old female many times during this time. asked about her sexual past and she stated that has had unprotected sex with four other males in her past one of which was a month before we met. she is a 23 yearl old Hispanic female. 
1)what are the odds that a woman like this contracted hiv from her past lovers and passed it on to me? I have never been sick with typical ars symptoms.

2)my second question is we recently broke up for a month and during this month she went on a trip with an ex boyfriend she swears and promises she did not have sexual intercourse with him but I am skeptical at this.this was on a Friday, I met her on Saturday and we got back together and ended up having unprotected sex again. for the next two days. it has been 10 days since the encounter and I have a runny nose but no other symptoms. she says she did not have sex but assuming she did what are the odds that she caught hiv from this man and passed it on to me the next day.
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
32 months ago
Welcome to the forum. Thanks for your question.

1) A partner like yours is at very low risk for HIV. This depends to some extent on where you are:  very low risk in the US, higher in some settings in hispanic America. But still very low for a woman with only 4 past sex partners.

2) Could her risk be a little higher because of her most recent partnership, especially if they did have sex, and especially if the other guy is bisexual or an injection drug user.

Your symptoms do not suggest HIV, which doesn't cause nasal congestion or runny nose.

But all things considered, the chance you have HIV in this situation probably is under one in many thousand. All sexually active persons should be tested for HIV and common STDs from time to time (gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis), so you should get tested. Almost certainly the results will be negative, but it's always best to know for sure. Better safe than sorry! You can have a urine test any time for gonorrhea and chlamydia, but wait until 6 weeks after the last sex with your partner before having blood tests for HIV and syphilis. But stay relaxed in the meantime. You definitely can expect negative results.

I hope these comments are helpful. Let me know if anything isn't clear.

HHH, MD
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32 months ago
We are here in the U.S, and i doubt the other guy is an bisexual injection drug user, as i stated she is very set on her response that she absolutely did not have sex with the guy
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
32 months ago
You said you didn't trust her on that statement. If true, then still lower risk than I implied above. But this doesn't change my opinion or advice that you be tested.---
32 months ago
What is the average amount of days for ars to begin and what are the most common symptoms?
32 months ago
And can i feel confident about nrgwtive results taking everything into consideration
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
32 months ago
ARS onset is usually 10-15 days after exposure. The main symptoms are sore throat, fever, swollen lymph nodes (especially in and around the neck), and often skin rash. But more than half of all new HIV infections cause no ARS symptoms. Anyway, symptoms are much less accurate than testing. The only way to be sure you don't have HIV is to be tested.

That concludes the three answers included with each question and so ends this thread. I hope the discussion has been helpful.

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