Could I have been infected with HIV?

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Hello,  I am a female,I had a one night stand with one security guard at a club, we used a condom however, when we finished we saw that it had broken. I am not sure about the man's medical history he just asked me bery concerned whether I had any disease, I said no but I was too distressed at the moment to ask him. My question is could I have contracted HIV?

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    It is unlikely, however you should go to the sexual health clinic at your hospital (sometimes referred to as genitourinary medicine clincs(GUM)).

    Having said this, it can take 2 weeks to 6 months for your body to start making HIV antibodies, so any tests during that period may show a negative, so in the meanwhile purely as a precaution I would definitely mention what has happened to your doctor who may have futher advice for you.

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    Well, everybody is at risk when they have sez w a partner that hadn't been cleared and that does up the risk, if it broke. Right now there isn't anything you can do about it, so tey not to stress yourself. Go get rwates in 3 weeks and then in 3 months from the date you had sex w him. 3 mo this is the recommended window, that your body would most likely have antibodies by then to an infection. Your risks are very high, but they're still there. I would tey not to stress about it.
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    I imagine feelbroken meant "not" very high.  In the UK as I never tire of pointing out they are really really low. The Guardian reported that there are 130000 odd cases. Half are men who have sex with men, other very high risk groups are injecting drug users and men and women from sub-Saharan Africa.

    Don't worry.

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