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Author Topic: Should I PEP?  (Read 2080 times)

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Offline brazilianboy

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Should I PEP?
« on: December 31, 2007, 06:06:45 AM »
Hello everybody.

I must say that it’s been very reassuring to read all those posts on this website, but I couldn’t find any that would fit totally to my situation, so I decided to write and check what you guys would think. All I know is I’m very scared.

I’m a 21 years old boy from Brazil and I’m homosexual. Last night I went to a bar and met this cute guy over there and we started talking. Well, we danced and all that stuff and ended up hooking up. We went to his place and all was doing really good. As we were having relations, he wanted to put some lub on me so I could penetrate him. I said I wouldn’t do it without a condom and he said he didn’t have any (and either did I). Anyways, we kept going with all the action and I was just “kidding”  with his ass and I penetrated him accidentally and with no condom… Matter of fact, I was kind of drunk at that time and probably didn’t notice instantly what was going on… he didn’t say a word either. When I noticed what happened, I took my penis out of him immediately.
Anyways… He really wanted me top him and I was still saying I wouldn’t do it without a condom. Then he went to the other bedroom and asked his roommate for some and he gave them to him. At that time I could relax and enjoy the situation. I was penetrating him and we both were enjoying the moment. When I took my penis out so we could change the position, I noticed the condom was broken. Oh Gosh! If I were already a little bit afraid of what happened previously, I totally freaked out when THAT second incident happened. I’m not sure  when exactly the condom broke inside him…. but I wasn’t penetrating him for a long time though. Around a couple of minutes or less than that.
I went to the bathroom and washed my penis with water…. Then went back to his room and we finished our intercourse.
Right in the morning, when I left his apartment, I went to the hospital so I could see what I could do… I wanted to take the PEP treatment, but the doctor said the risk of being caught with the virus was really low and that he wouldn’t recommend me to start this kind of treatment. It’s alright that there was a low risk… but still… there WAS one (or two, I should say).
I called the guy and asked him if he had already done any exams… he said he never did those exams, but that he is constantly donating blood, so that would be a “prove”  that he “tested negative”, as the hospital wouldn’t accept his donation if he had any kind of disease. He also said he always uses condoms when he has any sex relation…….. but what scares me the most is that, if he wanted me to top him with no condom, how many others could he have asked the same for?

I’m so afraid right now… I really don’t know what to do or what to think.
I want to go again to the hospital and insist on taking the PEP treatment.

:(

I’m scared…… :( I so didn’t want to start the new year worrying about that!

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Re: Should I PEP?
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2007, 06:25:16 AM »
Brazil,

Although you do need to test, I agree with the doctor who said PEP isn't needed in this instance. You were only inside him unprotected for a short time and as the insertive partner, your risk is indeed low. PEP consists of highly toxic drugs that should not be taken lightly.

You can test at six weeks as the vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive at that point. However, a six week negative MUST be confirmed at the three month point. I do not expect you to end up hiv positive after this brief unprotected incident.

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 with a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through all three 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.

You do need to test at the appropriate time, but you do NOT need PEP.

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Offline brazilianboy

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Re: Should I PEP?
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2007, 08:53:31 AM »
Thanks a lot for the information, Ann!  :) I feel a little less ancious right now with this situation.

Are there any statistics for the chances of getting infected if the other guy is / is not HIV +?

Thanks once again!

« Last Edit: December 31, 2007, 11:23:25 AM by brazilianboy »

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Re: Should I PEP?
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2007, 09:23:51 AM »
Statistics are not useful in individual cases. As Ann noted you do need to test, but you will most likely test negative.

MtD

Offline brazilianboy

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Re: Should I PEP?
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2007, 02:13:32 PM »
If we can't talk about statistics, can we talk about how low is the risk?

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Re: Should I PEP?
« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2007, 02:55:05 PM »
Brazil,

How long is a piece of string? You had a low risk and certianly not one that warrants PEP. You need to test at three months, but don't be surprised by a negative result.

Ann
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