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Author Topic: condom broke- India - street urchin  (Read 348 times)

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condom broke- India - street urchin
« on: May 17, 2014, 11:44:46 AM »
I have no words to express my gratitude to you all....My anxieties and fear have been answered in these past 3 months of my assumed tryst with HIV ... i have patiently read each one of your blogs and your answers which have only helped me sail through this  3 month long wait that was sweaty and harrowing....

3 months back on feb 15 i had brought in a guy who i met on the street, since i was very horny.. Bought a packet of condoms for the first(unusual because i have never had anal sex) time....even got him to suck my protected penis cos i was sacred that he was a street urchin and would have been exposed anyway i just entered his anus and at that moment the condom broke, i immediately retracted....there were no thrusts what so ever. i did not continue cos it scared the shit out of me....then i was so worried i did not know what to do...and i ended up reading your articles which gave me so much strength and hope....cant thank you enugh for this....

i did not go for the six week test though i would wait for 3 months
and here i am after 3 months...

Tested on 16th May..ELISA
Result: Non reactive

Should i be testing after six months?

Finally a big thank you to everyone from Ann to Joe...:))..Love you all..:))

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Re: condom broke- India - street urchin
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 11:50:23 AM »
Hi Thank you ...The average time to seroconversion is 22 days. Most who are infected will test positive by 6 weeks. For various reasons a small number will take longer and that is why we follow the CDC recommendation to test at 3 months for a conclusive negative result.

There is no need to test beyond 3 months for a conclusive result unless you have had another exposure in that time period . You are HIV negative .

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 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 the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

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. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

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

 


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