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Author Topic: Risk Assesment After Intercourse  (Read 1721 times)

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Offline Beanbag

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Risk Assesment After Intercourse
« on: December 06, 2009, 05:12:18 PM »
Last night i had a sexual encounter with a stranger that i met in a bar. When we were about to have sex, i gave him the condom & he opened it, however it wasn't until a few minutes into vaginal intercourse that i realised that he hadn't one on. When i asked him he showed me it. I still don't understand why he didn't put it on, which is really bugging me. I realise that unprotected vaginal intercourse can transmit HIV, but i am really panicing about it today and am making myself feel very ill about it. He didn't keep hard at all for those few minutes, there were lots of problems even getting it in because of that, so i was really hoping he might not have had much fluid comming out. We stopped when i found out about the condom, so he never came. He was from Barcelona, and though i'm not certain if that has much effect on the risk although my thoughts seem to think it plays a significant role, if it is a place with many people with HIV. I was really hoping that i could please have some feedback on what kind of risk i've got myself into regarding HIV? I haven't had sex with a stranger before, or unprotected so i feel dreadful i did that, as i had drunk a lot of alcohol. I just don't know how i can wait for 3 months to find out, i'm very scared. Thank you for your help.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Risk Assesment After Intercourse
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2009, 05:30:31 PM »
Well now you know why mixing excessive drinking and casual sex is a bad idea. The combination definitely affects your ability to make good judgements.

Unprotected intercourse is high risk behavior for HIV. So you do need to get tested. You can do that initially at 6 weeks after the risk. For a conclusive negative result you need to test at 3 months. From what you have described I would say the chances are good that you will test negative. But only an HIV test at the right time can you the final answer.

It is possible to do PEP which is a preventive use of serious HIV drugs after a risk. If it is going to be done it has be started with 48-72 hours after a risk to be effective. Means taking them for 28 days. These are serious meds which frequently have serious side effects. In your case I think your risk was relatively low so I am not recommending PEP, only mentioning it as an option. If you were to decide to go that route you can get it from a doctor or any hospital emergency room. As I said, it's an option and I am not seeing it as necessary for you.

« Last Edit: December 06, 2009, 05:32:07 PM by Andy Velez »
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