A 20-year-old male asked:
had protected sex with a sex worker 23 days ago. should i be worried about the possibility of catching hiv/aids? the condom didnt break or anything. also what are the chances of acquiring herpes if she didn't have an outbreak at the time.
3 doctor answers
Dr. Donald Colantino answered
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Herpes: Herpes can be transmitted even without an outbreak at the time of exposure. Wearing of a condom should protect you against genital herpes and other STD's that are transmitted via vaginal sex but,of course, not when you perform oral sex.
Answered on May 18, 2016
Dr. Shara Sand answered
28 years experience Clinical Psychology
Protected sex: If you used protection during sex, it is unlikely that you can contract AIDS or herpes
Answered on May 15, 2016
Dr. Charles Gordon answered
Specializes in Adolescent Medicine
STD transmission???: Low chance but... There have been articles in the NEJM for years about the transmission of herpesvirus before either partner complained of symptoms. Also condoms can break and they can slip off in the heat of the moment, to coin a phrase. The mantra of the 60's with respect to drugs was "Know your supplier"; With respect to sex it should be "Know your partner", hard when she's a sex worker!
Answered on Aug 10, 2015
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