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Author Topic: Should I even worry about this?  (Read 2232 times)

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Offline beto_andolini

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Should I even worry about this?
« on: January 03, 2010, 08:00:19 AM »
I've been on this site before a few years ago, and I can't find my original thread now.  Anyhow, I have a recent sexual encounter I am worried about.  I had receptive anal sex with an anonymous partner.  Before we had sex, I did confirm with my partner that he didn't have any STI's (not that this meant much). 

My partner used a condom and the actual penetration lasted less than a few minutes.  He wasn't very hard to begin with and he didn't climax.  Anyhow, when he pulled out I noticed that the condom was covering only about two inches of his penis from the head (it kind of rolled up).  Is this incident something I need to test for particularly or should I just do my regular STI check up?   

Thanks in advance.         

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Re: Should I even worry about this?
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2010, 08:14:40 AM »
Beto, our rule is for uninfected members to keep all of their entries in the same thread. But because you have in the past written in Spanish language section and Off Topic I can't do that with your previous entries. In the future stick to this thread and keep your entries here. You are also not authorized to be responding to other members in their threads.

With regard to your latest concern, the important thing is that your partner was wearing a condom which covered the head of his penis and that he did not ejaculate. I don't see any cause for concern about transmission during that incident.

I don't see that testing is necessary for this specific event but it is good to know that since you are sexually active you are having regular STI checkups. Other diseases are much easier to acquire than HIV.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline beto_andolini

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Re: Should I even worry about this?
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2010, 08:23:23 AM »
Thanks so much, Andy.  That's what I also thought.  But my OCD mind sometimes plays these whatif games.

Rest assured, I won't be responding to other people's threads (haven't done that in a long time anyways).  Hope all is well with you.   :)   

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Should I even worry about this?
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2010, 08:32:42 AM »
OK. You're welcome.
Andy Velez

Offline beto_andolini

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Re: Should I even worry about this?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2010, 08:06:21 AM »
Just an update: I've tested negative with the rapid test six weeks after my worrying incident.  I am currently waiting on the NAT Test results.  Thanx again.

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Re: Should I even worry about this?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2010, 09:24:28 AM »
That's a happy if unsurprising negative result. I don't see any need for further testing but doing that is up to you of course.
Andy Velez

Offline beto_andolini

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Re: Should I even worry about this?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2010, 11:33:59 PM »
My NAT Test taken at 5 weeks post-incident came back negative.  I'm closing the books on this incident.   I appreciate all your time, Andy.   

Offline beto_andolini

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Re: Should I even worry about this?
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2010, 06:43:35 AM »
I had a negative HIV 1/2 antibody test at 85.5 days (12 weeks) post-incident.  :)  I take it that this is already conclusive and that there is no difference between a 12 and 13 week test.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.  Thanks. 

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Re: Should I even worry about this?
« Reply #8 on: March 30, 2010, 07:07:14 AM »
I had a negative HIV 1/2 antibody test at 85.5 days (12 weeks) post-incident.  :)  I take it that this is already conclusive and that there is no difference between a 12 and 13 week test.  Please correct me if I'm wrong.  Thanks. 

Beto,

85.5 days or 12 weeks is conclusive. I'm surprised that you of all people should have to ask such a question.

Perhaps it's time you reviewed the Welcome Thread?

MtD

Offline beto_andolini

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Re: Should I even worry about this?
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2010, 07:23:05 AM »
Hi Matty,

The lessons say 3 months is 13 weeks.  Nonetheless, thanks for the reminder that I should just accept this result and move on (no ifs and buts).  :-)

I hope all is well with you.  It's been such a long time ... (I have more things to say, but this is not the right forum).   

Hugs,
Beto

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Re: Should I even worry about this?
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2010, 07:32:12 AM »
Hi Matty,

The lessons say 3 months is 13 weeks.  Nonetheless, thanks for the reminder that I should just accept this result and move on (no ifs and buts).  :-)

I hope all is well with you.  It's been such a long time ... (I have more things to say, but this is not the right forum).   

Hugs,
Beto


Beto,

As you know the AM Lessons reflect the view of the US CDC which counts calendar weeks slightly differently from the way they are reckoned in other countries. 13 weeks in the USA is the same as 12 weeks elsewhere for the purposes of HIV testing.

So be it 12 weeks or 13 weeks, your test results are valid  and conclusive. If you're having difficulties with your longstanding issues around HIV phobia I encourage you to seek the support of a mental health professional.

I don't have to tell you that the provision such support is outside the scope of AIDSmeds.

Cheers,

MtD
(Who is still as big a prick as he ever was)

Offline beto_andolini

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Re: Should I even worry about this?
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2010, 09:45:06 AM »
Thanks, Matty.

Beto
(who still prefers your fallen angel avatar)

 


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