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Offline Anarien

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HIV risk with sex worker
« on: August 23, 2011, 08:05:11 PM »
Hi everyone,

This is rather embarrassing..but I figured I'd ask anyway. During my partying days over the summer, I had intercourse with three strippers. I used a condom when I received oral and I used a condom during intercourse during all three incidents. At first, I wasn't afraid of getting HIV, but now I've become totally nervous. Am I at risk? should I get tested. I'm really scared.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Am I at risk? I'm nervous
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 08:19:27 PM »
You were never at risk of contracting HIV by having protected sex.

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Re: Am I at risk? I'm nervous
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 10:08:47 PM »
As Rod has said, you were not at risk. You used condoms each time for intercourse which is exactly what you are supposed to do. The only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse.

Since other STDs are much easier to acquire than HIV, we do advise anyone who is sexually active to at least annually have a full STD panel done.

But as far as HIV is concnerned sexually, you have no cause for concern based on what you have reported.
Andy Velez

Offline Anarien

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HIV risk with sex worker
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 02:15:43 AM »
This is embarassing, but here it goes

Last night, I had an encounter with a prostitute. We engaged in Anal and Vaginal. During the anal intercourse (we were having a hard time so I didn't go all the way in only the head went in), I pulled out and noticed the head of the condom had ripped. Only the head had entered her anus, but she swears up and down that she is clean.  I'm so scared, I don't know what to do.

Am I at risk?

any advice would be appreciated :(

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Re: HIV risk with sex worker
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012, 02:44:05 AM »
■Please do not start a new thread every time you have another question or thought - regardless if you think your questions are related to each other or not. It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Additional threads will be merged.

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Re: HIV risk with sex worker
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012, 08:06:31 AM »
Anarien,

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 everything in one thread. It doesn't matter how long it has been since you last posted in your thread or if the subject matter is different.

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Hey, guess what? I'm clean too - I just got out of the shower an hour ago - and I'm also hiv positive. Using the word clean to describe someone's health implies that those of us living with hiv are dirty. Don't use that term here again (and I don't care if you were just repeating what someone else said).

You have had a risk, but one very much on the low side. I've yet to see the insertive partner end up positive following a condom break and I do not expect you to be the first.

You'd be more likely to end up finding a winning lottery ticket lying on your doorstep than you are to test positive over this brief, shallow, insertive incident, but you must test to make certain.

The earliest you should test is at six weeks. The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days.

A six week negative must be confirmed at the three month point, but is highly unlikely to change.

You would be wise to also test for all the other, much more easily transmitted STIs. See your doctor or a clinic about this.

You need to learn from this experience and start using condoms correctly. A correctly used condom rarely breaks.

There are two main causes of condom breakage.

One is not using enough water-based lube. Not using enough (or any) lube causes friction that may break the condom.

The other is having an air bubble in the tip. When putting a condom on, you need to pinch the tip between the finger and thumb of one hand, while rolling it down with the other.

Once it's on, give it a firm stroke from tip to base while watching the tip. If there is air in the tip, you'll see it. If there IS air in the tip, roll it back up and try again.

If it's dark and you can't see the tip well, when you do (what I call) the "stroke test", when you get to the bottom of the stroke, keep a firm grip of the condom and penis at the base and touch the tip with your other hand.

If there IS air present, you'll feel the bubble making the tip stand up and away from the head of the penis. If there IS NO air, the tip will be sucked up tight against the head of the penis.

Once you're sure there is no air bubble in the tip, apply plenty of water-based lube and go for it.

Ann

PS - stop being embarrassed by sex. It's a normal, natural human activity and nothing to be embarrassed or ashamed about.
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Re: HIV risk with sex worker
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 10:48:51 PM »
I'm so nervous. I can't even think straight. I've been reading different articles and it mimics whats been said on here so far, that I wasn't really at risk. But I feel like I'm losing my mind. Is it too soon to test?

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Re: HIV risk with sex worker
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 02:48:37 AM »
Anarian,

You've already been told when is the earliest you should test.


The earliest you should test is at six weeks. The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days.

A six week negative must be confirmed at the three month point, but is highly unlikely to change.

You would be wise to also test for all the other, much more easily transmitted STIs. See your doctor or a clinic about this.



You've also been told that you're highly unlikely to end up positive as the insertive partner following a condom break, so chill out.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

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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