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Its in your favor that you were the insertive partner as its rare for the insertive partner to go on to test positive for HIV after a condom break, I have not seen a case where condom failure led to an infection in my time here . You did as you already know have a risk and are right to test . You can read about testing and the different types of HIV test here ...
http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/HIVtests_5029.shtml

You need to check with the clinic or lab to find out what they recommend, we advise that you can test at 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 12 weeks to confirm the results .
Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI.Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence .

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!
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Dear Forum Members:

First of all I highly esteem what you are doing for the sake of others and helping with your knowledge on such delicate matters.

I am writing you to understand what is the accuracy of a test anti body HIV 1/anti gen p24 19 days after the exposure which resulted negative. Somewhere I read that there is no accuracy under the 4 weeks, somewhere they say it's accurate after 12 days. I would appreciate to have your opinion and advice on how much "safe" I can feel after the test.

I also briefly tell you about my risk exposure: it happened with a CSW from Angola who approached me when I was drunk at the hotel bar.
She practised unprotected oral sex on me and then we had vaginal sex with condom. Unfortunately the condom broke, she realised that, I believe we have unprotected sex for less then one minute or around there till she found out. Then she replaced the condom and we kept going. Before she left my room I asked if she got tested, and she said yes because in Malaysia (where it happened) they got tested to enter the country. The fact is she enter the country 2 years ago, and I was not sober enough to ask about recent std check. When I woke up I found a little spot on my bed, and stains on a towel in the bathroom, which I believe being from her period or caused by sexual act.

I am very worried and don't know what to do, how much I am risking, and I really seek for your advice. Thinking of waiting 3 months from the exposure for another test is something that would keep giving me strong anxiety.

Thanks in advance for your kind help
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Am I Infected? / Re: HIV risk after use of the urinal in a spa
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 09:33:51 AM »
Hiv is transmitted from ...
Unprotected anal and vaginal sex .
Mother to child during or shortly after childbirth .
Sharing IV drug rigs after an infected person .

You have not had even the slightest risk for HIV .
Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus that is primarily transmitted INSIDE the human body, as in UNPROTECTED anal or vaginal intercourse where the virus never leaves the confines of the two bodies. Once hiv finds itself outside the body, small changes in temperature, and pH and moisture levels all quickly damage the virus and render it unable to infect.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI.Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific incident , anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!
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Am I Infected? / Re: HIV risk after use of the urinal in a spa
« Last post by Colemanx898 on Today at 09:31:54 AM »
Hi there, I apologize in advance  and I am not sure if I am just overly cautious with my inquiry to you but then, recently, I was travelling inside the train standing but suddenly I felt some slight pain and itchiness inside my nose and so I happened to pick it discreetly with my bare finger ( I know it sounds gross) and apparently, it got some kind of small pimple inside and I noticed some red spots in my finger which looked blood to me from my nose. The worries kicked in when I realized that my hands and fingers have been all over the place, from the doors of the train, handles and railings and I am worried now if my fingers happened to be in contact with some HIV positive fluids from those handles and the virus got transferred to my finger and then into the small wound/pimple inside my nose which could have been open due to my vigorous picking. I also knew that the inside of the nose is a mucosa , right? Is this scenario, a possible way of transmitting HIV? Am I at risk? Do I need testing? Thank you very much in advance for your response.
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Forums Gatherings / Re: Arrival itineraries
« Last post by Jeff G on Today at 09:31:27 AM »
I am driving in and should be there between 1 and 2 PM .
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Off Topic Forum / Re: Winter 2014/2015...
« Last post by bubba53 on Today at 09:23:09 AM »
Your going to have to do more than pee out your window
 to get rid of that mess  !

Think we are to receive only a dusting 1-2 "
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Brayan, si tenia la copula sin usando un condon aunque fui por un tiempo muy corto, es un riesgo teoricamente pero un riesgo muy bajo. Si eyacule o no es carente de pertinencia.

Mas por su paz mental que riesgo tiene que probar otra vez -- a 6 semanas y entonce conclusivamente a 3 meses. Estoy esperando resultados negativos por Vd.

Vd. tiene que entender no vamos an empezar una otra ronda de dudas y preguntas contigo sobre este cuenta nueva. Estamos hablando de un riesgo muy, muy bajo, mas teoricamente que verdadero.

Es Vd. leyendo mi respuesta o solamente escuchando a sus miedos. Tiene que leer mi respuesta previo. No hay mas que puedo decir a este punto .
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Living With HIV / Re: Can we talk about Anal Dysplasia?
« Last post by bubba53 on Today at 08:52:06 AM »
Hi,
I have an HRA every six months,
I started out with several spots of high grade dysplasia.
they were biopsied ,then fried off .
my last HRA revealed just one spot, which was low grade. Good !!
Hopefully my next one will be clear.

Low grade is with out doubt better than high grade.
I don't know specific stats on how many go on to be cancerous,
but I think they at least require monitoring, and TX .
I have not heard they go away on their own , but I could be wrong.
Hope this helps.
 
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Sr. Andy disculpe la molestia pero el resultado me lo hice ayer , después ayer mismo casi en la noche tuve un contacto de riesgo creo , le aclaro fui y estuve con una chica estuvimos jugando luego por la emoción del día . Empeze a penetrarla por la vagina sin preservativo , luego quize penetrarla por el ano también sin preservativo, ósea solo introducir ni 2 segundos , reaccione y la penetre por la vagina de nuevo sin preservativo mas o menos de 30 a 40 segundos , volví a reaccionar y dije no quiero pasar por lo mismo sí ya me alivie de mis resultados negativos. Recapacite y me puso el preservativo para seguir penetrándola. Por la vagina y analmente . Después eyacule dentro de ella con preservativo . Pero resalto que antes la penetre en ese orden vagina - ano - vagina sin eyacular y sin lavarme ni nada antes de utilizar el condón . Luego de eso me quede pensando y un poco angustiado .  La relación fue ayer 2 de marzo del 2015. Le agradeceré me responda y me aconseje, ya que había pensado en el tratamiento post - profiláctico . Han pasado aproximadamente 15. Horas
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Am I Infected? / Re: Please all experts advice me ...
« Last post by Andy Velez on Today at 08:33:59 AM »
There is nothing HIV specific about any of your symptoms but then you need to know for future reference that neither the presence nor the absence of symptoms will ever tell you anything accurately about your HIV status. Only an HIV test at 3 months can answer that question reliably.

But you haven't had a risk for HIV. The only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. As long as you consistently use condoms for those activities you will be well protected.

If your lymph nodes continue to be sensitive you should discuss that with your doctor. Keep your hands off of them. They are very sensitive and you can create a problem if you continue to squeeze them, a problem by the way which has nothing to do with HIV.

There is no need for you to get tested this time. And as long as you consistently use condoms for intercourse you will be well protected against HIV. i
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