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Offline tooanxiouspica

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Worried after condom slipped off
« on: May 13, 2016, 12:06:22 PM »
Hi,

I am a woman in her twenties.

Two weeks ago I had a sexual encounter with a man who claimed to be HIV-negative while I was still on my menstrual period.

We used a condom, but after fifteen or so minutes, he found that the condom had slipped off inside me and removed it immediately. I looked at the condom, there was no semen in it.

Should I be concerned about a possibility to be infected due to the pre-ejaculate? I know the risk should be low if present at all, but I am still worried.

Thanks a lot for reading the thread.

Offline JimDublin

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Re: Worried after condom slipped off
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2016, 12:42:27 PM »
Hi

Sorry if any of this sounds crude.

I read the post now if I am reading your post correctly the condom slipped off, now it did not slip whilst pulling out but during the actual intercourse and for some brief time you had unprotected intercourse as a result.

Now no need to get stressed but I would recommend testing, it sounds very low risk however test all the same. Guidelines are to test at 6 weeks past any incident and then at 13 weeks to confirm the result.  You can read about testing here:HIV Testing

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

As you are sexually active, it is highly recommended that you get a full sexual health check-up / screening at least annually including but not limited to hiv testing.

Remember that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's. So please do get fully tested regularly for all STI's including HIV and more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs. Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.


Finally use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, to avoid sexually transmitted hiv.

Kind regards

Jim

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Offline tooanxiouspica

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Re: Worried after condom slipped off
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2016, 10:46:15 AM »
Hi,

I tested negative at 26 days past exposure using the 4th generation test.

I still do have some muscle pain, sore throat and low-degree fever(<38 degrees Celsius, about 100 degrees Fahrenheit), along with some vomiting for one night, so I am still somewhat concerned that this may be a false negative because of the window period. But again, I might simply have caught a consecutive cold because of all the stress.

Do you think my concerns are unwarranted, or do I have a legitimate reason to be concerned?

Thanks a lot!
« Last Edit: May 27, 2016, 10:53:09 AM by tooanxiouspica »

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Re: Worried after condom slipped off
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2016, 11:01:00 AM »
Hi,
Some tests do have shorter window periods, that said your negative result is good news. As Jim has advised guidelines are at 6 weeks past exposure and a negative result will rarely change after that.
It is still recommended to test again at 13 to confirm your result.
Your symptoms have nothing to do with HIV so see your doctor if you are sick.

Best, Wade
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