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Author Topic: Sick 21 days after high risk encounter  (Read 1492 times)

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Offline Jones99

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Sick 21 days after high risk encounter
« on: February 17, 2012, 09:15:47 PM »
I'm going crazy and am very scared I had anal intercourse with a high risk individual, however, I did use a condom but am not sure if it failed or not i pulled out at the end and removed it but did not ejaculate in the condom so I am not sure if there were any holes/leaks. Although I used a condom so that is in my favour 21 days after the encounter i have come down with a fever, and had a rash a few days earlier that is sitll with me. What is the chances that I am infected, prior to the encounter I had been tested a few days earlier and was negative, this is the only encounter that i'm worried about. Should I go get tested ?????

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Re: Sick 21 days after high risk encounter
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012, 09:34:32 PM »
I'm going crazy and am very scared I had anal intercourse with a high risk individual, however, I did use a condom but am not sure if it failed or not i pulled out at the end and removed it but did not ejaculate in the condom so I am not sure if there were any holes/leaks. Although I used a condom so that is in my favour 21 days after the encounter i have come down with a fever, and had a rash a few days earlier that is sitll with me. What is the chances that I am infected, prior to the encounter I had been tested a few days earlier and was negative, this is the only encounter that i'm worried about. Should I go get tested ?????
Had the condom failed you would have known without a doubt. Condoms do not get small holes in them an leak. You do not have an HIV concern.

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Re: Sick 21 days after high risk encounter
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 06:35:48 AM »
Jones,

I agree with Rodney - you did not have a risk. Broken condoms are VERY noticeable.

Condoms have been proven to prevent hiv infection. There have been three long-term studies of couples where one is positive and one is negative. In the couples who used condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, but no barrier for oral activities, not one of the negative partners became infected with hiv. Not one.

You need to wise up and understand that PEOPLE are not high or low or no risk, ACTIVITIES are high or low or no risk. It's not WHO you do, it's HOW you do it!

Sexually speaking, the ONLY true "risk group" is that group of people who have unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse with persons of positive or UNKNOWN hiv status.

You need to be using condoms with ANYONE you have anal or vaginal intercourse. You can't tell a person's hiv status by looking at them, or knowing what they do for a living or whether or not they take drugs or any thing else.

You also cannot tell a person's hiv status by asking them - unless they reply that they are hiv positive. People who claim to be hiv negative often do not accurately know their hiv status, they only assume they're negative. And sometimes people lie.

You need to assume ANYONE you have intercourse with is hiv positive and protect yourself accordingly by using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse. It's your responsibility to protect yourself, regardless of what someone tells you about their hiv status.

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.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED TO TEST SPECIFICALLY OVER PROTECTED INTERCOURSE, 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.

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

If you continue to feel unwell, see a doctor. It's nothing to do with hiv.

Ann

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