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Offline zabi

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Condom came off.
« on: Yesterday at 01:35:47 PM »
I have two questions.

I am currently working in Africa and there is this girl I have known for over a  now. We had protected vaginal sex in April this year but before the penetration i liicked her vagina. The problem is the day this before i had bitten my tongue and there was a visible cut on my tongue. I want to know if this pose any risk. I had the worst flu 4 months after this incident.

Again this morning I had protected vaginal sex with the same lady. i realised the  condom had fallen off and was on the bed when we were changing positions. I can't tell whether it came off as we were changing positions or it came off during the act. My question is does it pose a risk and should i consider PEP? Thank you


Offline JimDublin

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Re: Condom came off.
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 01:39:35 PM »
Hi

If the condom came off during intercourse and resulted in unprotected intercourse than its a risk.

If your unsure test for peace of mind at 6 weeks and then at 13 weeks to confirm the result.  You can read about testing here:HIV Testing

Taking PEP is up to you and your Doctor, do note that if you are considering PEP you should start taking this as soon as possible after exposure starting no later than 48-72 hours post exposure. It's up to you at the end of the day to decide to take PEP for this incident.

As for the cunnilingus incident, its not risk see the fluid a woman produces when sexually excited comes from the Bartholin's glands, this is a lubricating fluid and does not have any more hiv present than other bodily secretions such as saliva, sweat or tears.  Saliva, sweat and tears are not infectious fluids.

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. 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 infection.

Kind regards

Jim

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Offline zabi

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Re: Condom came off.
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 01:47:52 PM »
Jim. Thank you for your quick reply. I will speak to the girl in question and assess her status and decide whether to go for PEP or not. I appreciate your time.

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Re: Condom came off.
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 01:52:32 PM »
Hi

Her status will not help much. If she is negative all it means is she was negative 13 weeks ago and could be in the window period and to confirm during that testing window someone can transmit.

If she is living with HIV and is on treatment, adherent and has a suppressed VL than the risk is far smaller even to the point that a lot of couples in mixed (HIV+/HIV-) relationships are ditching the condom. (Treatment as Prevention) "Note I still recommend condoms in combination with TaSP"

In short her status is meaningless. If you had unprotected intercourse it was a risk and that's about the only fact that should matter.

Jim

https://www.poz.com/basics/hiv-basics/treatmentasprevention-tasp
https://www.poz.com/article/another-study-shows-hiv-transmission-undetectable-partners

« Last Edit: Yesterday at 02:00:54 PM by JimDublin »
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PEP and PrEP

 


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