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Offline unknownboy

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HIV Statistic?
« on: June 29, 2009, 03:58:21 PM »
Hi, since i don't know much about statistics and odds, i had a one time exposure in a city of the following statistic: Population 500 000 and HIV+ around 100 people, and also says half of those are homosexual, i had sex with a girl. Compared to other normal cities is that Too High? Or Too Low? What is my chance my parnter was HIV+?

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Re: HIV Statistic?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2009, 04:01:56 PM »
We're not interested in statistics here or in guessing games.

If you had unprotected intercourse then you had a risk and need to get tested. The CDC says to do it at 13 weeks after the most recent risky incident.

HIV is never something to guess about.
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Offline unknownboy

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Re: HIV Statistic?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2009, 04:31:59 PM »
My exposure was short protected vaginal, unprotected oral and fingering with small cut from biting my nails (no bleeding) ? How much of a risk am i in?

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Re: HIV Statistic?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2009, 06:37:43 PM »
Only the unprotected intercourse was risky. HIV is not easy to transmit. It's significantly harder to accomplish from female to male. So that and it having been a single incident are in your favor as far as lowering risk.

The likelihood is that you are going to test negative. But you do need to learn from this experience that everytime you have intercourse you need to be wearing a condom. No exceptions because low risk is not the same as no risk. Everytime you are having unprotected intercourse you are putting your life at risk. It's as stark and as simple as that.

Get tested at 13 weeks after the most recent unprotected incident. I'd say you have a good likelihood of testing negative.
Andy Velez

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Re: HIV Statistic?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2009, 03:17:10 AM »
Un,

My colleague Andy misread your post. You had PROTECTED intercourse, which is NOT a risk for hiv infection. Condoms have been proven to prevent hiv infection. Getting a blowjob is also not a risk for hiv infection, with or without a condom. Fingering is not a risk either, even with cuts on your fingers.

You haven't had a risk and you don't need to test over this 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 without 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.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED TO TEST OVER 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.

Keep using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
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