Ask Sis Dolly: Can I get HIV?

By Drum Digital
18 July 2016

I’ve had various sexual partners lately, even a one-night stand three weeks ago where the condom broke.

I’m 22, single and broken. I’ve had various sexual partners lately, even a one-night stand three weeks ago where the condom broke.

I had unprotected anal sex with my ex and now I’m confused and worried.

What are my chances of getting HIV and how long should I wait before getting tested?

Sis Dolly Answers

Having various sexual partners, a broken condom and unprotected anal sex increases your chances of getting HIV.

However, you can never be certain of your status unless you go for an HIV test.

What you need to do immediately is visit your nearest Voluntary HIV Counselling and Testing Centre and share your concerns.

The counsellor will be able to explain everything to you.

This includes the window period during which you can contract the virus and also give you preand post-HIV test counselling.

You can also call the Lifeline Aids Helpline on 0800-012-322.

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