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Chances of infection

   Hello, this is my first post here. I am 24 years old and really paranoid about a possible infection with HBV.
   As it turns out, a girl I had been dating for the last month was leading a double life (I'm now really sure she is a high class escort). Last Thursday on august 20th was the first time we had sex. I used a condom during penetration but after that she removed the condom and gave me a handjob occasionally slapping my penis against her vagina.There was no penetration after she removed the condom, but I am worried that I may have come in contact with the vaginal fluid she might have had on her hands or on the outer labia.

    I do not know if she is infected but in the area I live in close to 9% of the population had the disease and given the fact that now I know the truth about her..I'm considering the possibility that she might be a carrier.

What are the chances of contracting HBV from such an encounter ? Please respond , I know that to get tested I have to wait for about 6 months until the incubation period ends.

I also know that in cases like this the post exposure prophylaxys is HBIg and a first dose of vaccination within 14 days of exposure. There is no way I can get HBIg here. It is very hard to come by. The vaccine is easily available
though but I don't know if it will do any good now. What course of action should I take ?
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vaccinate ASAP.
http://www.medhelp.org/health_pages/Hepatitis/HepB---potential-exposure/show/999?cid=153

I don't know what you can do about the other STDs that you may have been exposed to.
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  Thank you for your response sharp, but I have an additional question. I have read the information provided in your link but something is still not clear to me.
  If I get the vaccine tomorrow morning that is 3 days + after the potential exposure, without a HBIg  (hepatitis B immune globulin)  dose, will it do any good ?

Any estimates of the chances of being infected after the events that I described?
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"will it do any good ? "
All these doctors and researchers came up with the procedure. Not me. Let's hope they know what they are doing.
estimates? Low probability. No guarantees.
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