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Offline nyer08

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NAT Testing
« on: May 05, 2009, 12:56:35 AM »
I am a 24 yo male that had anal sex with an anonymous man but was protected with a condom. The encounter lasted about 3 minutes and when I pulled out I did not notice any breakage in the condom. The condom to my vision was stil intact. Im worried because 7 days after that I started to have diarrhea and nausea and very very mild body aches. I wanted to know 1) Is it possible for the condom to have a tear and not be noticeable, or not completely break to the point of notice? 2) whats my risk if there was a small tear in the condom that i didnt notice? Please help!

Offline RapidRod

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 inelson23, your questions was answered on MedHelp. You DID NOT have a risk.

Offline nyer08

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Thanks RapidRod,
So even if the condom split, I still didny have a risk?

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To Ann and Andy
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2009, 07:58:39 AM »
Hello You Guys,

I know the previous post that I made seems as If im stupid but im genuinely worried. If u guys didnt read it then please do so. "Protected Insertive Partner+Unknown......" Please give me your opinions. Please!

Offline RapidRod

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Your condom did not failed. Had it failed you would have known without a doubt. MOVE ON..

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Re: To Ann and Andy
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2009, 08:38:07 AM »
Read the posting guidelines and do not start NEW threads. Keep all your question and concerns in your Original Thread.

Offline nyer08

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Ok so could it be possible that if I went in too deep, that anal juices could have gotten under the condom....i know these seem to be silly questions but im just worried. Ive been to the doctor but he seemed to have brushed all of my concerns off the counter.

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No, "juices" would not have gotten beneith your condom.  Of course your doctor is brushing you off because you didn't have a risk.

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I've merged your threads. Please follow our rule and keep all of your entries in this same thread.

You are worrying needlessly. You used a condom for intercourse which is exactly what you are supposed to do. They provide very effective protection. If it had broken it would have been very clear that happened.

If you can't let go of this unwarranted concern then I suggest that you see a counselor or other professional to discuss what is driving your worries. There is no basis in HIV science for you to be worried nor is there any need for testing.
Andy Velez

Offline nyer08

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Thank You Guys,
I think I just need ppl's advice to feel more calm!!! Thank U

Offline Andy Velez

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You're welcome. Keep using those condoms everytime and you won't have any problems as far as sexual risk for HIV is concerned.
Andy Velez

Offline nyer08

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Unprotected Insertive Anal for like 5 seconds...scared to death!!! HELP!
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2009, 11:42:46 AM »
Hello Ann and Andy and all other staff,

I went to the gym and while in the sauna i had unprotected insertive anal intercourse with another male of unknown status for 5 to 7 seconds... This was the dumbest move i could have made.... Altough his anus was pretty well lubed and so was my penis, is this risk likely to infect me??... Please help ive been prescribed a prescription of PEP meds after I thoroughly expressed my concerns but i cannot afford and I wanna know if I should raise the money to get it... I am in within the first 72 hours of the encounter...so a quick response would be highly regarded!

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Re: Unprotected Insertive Anal for like 5 seconds...scared to death!!! HELP!
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2009, 04:47:06 PM »
What you did was definitely unsafe. However, I don't think it warrants doing PEP. A single incident of that brevity is very unlikely to result in transmission.

Just as a precaution you ought to get tested. You can do that initially at 6 weeks and 13 weeks for a definitve all clear. PEP is not something to embark upon lightly so you have to decide if you want that reassurance.

You do need to learn from this experience. Although the risk is less for the insertive partner, it is definitely risky. You can have anal sex with anyone you want to. But you need to do it the safer way which means the insertive partner is always wearing a condom. No exceptions.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline nyer08

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Re: Unprotected Insertive Anal for like 5 seconds...scared to death!!! HELP!
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2009, 07:08:04 PM »
Thank you Andy!!! I  have been pulling my hair out all day.... I definitely know that is was very unsafe and immediately after the encounter I felt extremely guilty..... Also there was no blood or semen from him that was visible after the encounter....One more question might I add.... Considering that I am circumcised and it wasnt hard to enter this guy due to alot of lube would those factors also reduce my risk....just need a mind easer!

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Re: Unprotected Insertive Anal for like 5 seconds...scared to death!!! HELP!
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2009, 09:07:33 PM »
nyer,

Yes, those factors will definitely work in your favour.

Ann
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Offline nyer08

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NAT Testing
« Reply #15 on: December 04, 2009, 01:17:29 PM »
I recently had a very brief exposure as an insertive partner in homosexual encounter (lasted from 5-9 seconds)... I was wondering if a negative NAT test 6 days after exposure is a good sign.... Please Ann  or Andy help!

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Re: NAT Testing
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2009, 02:05:45 PM »
ny,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.




You don't need NAT testing. NAT testing can return false positive results. Any NAT testing will  have to be confirmed with standard antibody testing at the appropriate time anyway. NAT testing will not give you ANY conclusive results.

As you've been told, what you did was very much on the low end of the risk scale. I do not expect you to end up hiv negative as a result of this very brief, insertive incident.

Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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