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Offline Hari

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Condom Breakage
« on: May 03, 2012, 07:41:48 AM »
Dear Dr,

I had a intercourse with commercial sex worker 3 weeks ago. During the sex, she identifed condom got breakage. I assumed, I'm not protected for 2 to 5 min. Sooner she expressed I stopped doing sex and the condom was breaked with per-cum.

I really scared after that, she also scared over me. She said, she will take a medical checkup immediately and I dont have any idea what to do next..

I really panic and after 2 weeks later I got a sore throat but not a fever or headache. I really panic and went GP. She said it was infected due to climate change and so on..

I really scared for this.. In fact I dont have any clue what is the next step and do I end up with HIV?

Please help me.. Please advice me...

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Re: Condom Breakage
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 09:04:44 AM »
Hello Hari,

Take a breath and slow down please. Having the condom break is a risk but it is a low-level risk for HIV.

Several important factors are in your favor against HIV transmission in this instance. Until the condom broke you were protected. It was a one-time event and relatively brief in duration. And transmitting HIV from a woman to a man is much harder to accomplish than from a man to a woman.

With all of that in mind I expect you ultimately to test negative. You can do an initial test at 6 weeks after the incident. Assuming you test negative at 6 weeks, then it is very likely you will continue to test negative at 3 months which is when to test for a conclusive result.

None of your symptoms were in any way HIV specific. Which is not surprising to me since I expect you to come out of this incident ok.
Andy Velez

Offline Hari

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Re: Condom Breakage
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 12:11:20 AM »
Hi Andy,

Thank you very much for your reply.

Infact, what is a possible test I need to take?

Please advice me on it.


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Re: Condom Breakage
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2012, 05:11:22 AM »
Hari,

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.

Like Andy, I also expect you to test negative, but you must test to make certain.

Ann
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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

Offline Hari

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Re: Condom Breakage
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2012, 05:16:32 AM »
Hi Ann

Thanks for the comments.

Can u kindly tell the name of test to be taken?


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Re: Condom Breakage
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2012, 05:27:07 AM »
Hari,

Just go to a sexual health clinic or doctor and ask for a rapid hiv antibody test. I can't be more specific than that because I do not know what brand is used where you live - but they're all reliable.

You can find a clinic near you by using the database at aidsmap.com.

Ann
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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

Offline Hari

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Re: Condom Breakage
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2012, 02:49:54 AM »
Hi Ann and AV

I got a HIV 1 & 2 anti body test recently and its negative after 4 weeks.

What is a next step. Please advice me.

Regards

Hari

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Re: Condom Breakage
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 04:57:55 AM »
You are not paying attention. Reread what you were told.

Offline Ann

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Re: Condom Breakage
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2012, 06:20:07 AM »
Hari,

Did you not read the post where I said...

Hari,

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.



I would not expect your four week negative to change, but it must be confirmed at the three month point.

Had you waited to test until six weeks as you were previously advised, I could have told you with much more certainty that your result won't change.

You do need further testing to make absolute sure that you are hiv negative.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...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

Offline Hari

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Re: Condom Breakage
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2012, 05:28:03 AM »
Indeed Ann

I'm really confused and panic though ma result was negative after 4 weeks.

God only can help me..

Thanks for your advice. God bless you.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Condom Breakage
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2012, 09:19:37 AM »
Stop with the drama, Hari. You had a low level risk. And with that negative at 4 weeks you are likely to continue testing negative.

You can re-test at 6 weeks if you want to or wait for 3 months for a conclusive result. Like Ann I expect you will continue to test negative.
Andy Velez

Offline Hari

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Re: Condom Breakage
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2012, 12:32:28 AM »
Thank you Andy.

I'm not convinced. But I learned a lession.

Regards

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Condom Breakage
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2012, 07:45:43 AM »
Well whether you are convinced or not is not relevant.

Based on your low level risk and your initial negative result, ultimately we expect you to come out of this situation ok.
Andy Velez

 


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