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hi ! can a man who have sex with another man, get HIV even they have just only sex contact once ?


Yes. You can get an STD like HIV any time you have unprotected sex — even if it’s just once. The best way to prevent that from happening is to use condoms every time you have sex, whether you’re having sex with a man or a woman.

If you’ve had unprotected sex, it’s important to get tested for STDs. You can get tested for some, like chlamydia and gonorrhea, as soon as a week or so after sex. For HIV, however, you’ll need to wait longer to find out. It takes 3 months after sex before an HIV test will be accurate. If it’s HIV you’re concerned about, make a note on your calendar to visit your nearest Planned Parenthood health center or another doctor or nurse for testing in 3 months, and make sure you use condoms if you have sex in the meantime.

-Emily at Planned Parenthood