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Offline joaco.19

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Am I infected???
« on: May 15, 2012, 10:26:49 AM »
HI, first of all my English is not so good, i will explain my history, I'm 18 years old I'm a gay top i only had sex 3 times until now and i always used protection , but in the last time my condom broke ,the exposure lasted less than a minute because I moved and then I realized what happend ,i asked the bottom over and over again (19 years old) if he had always used protection he said yes ,should I get tested ? this happend last month.

PD: we are both very healthy people but I'm scared anyway

Thanks
« Last Edit: May 15, 2012, 11:00:45 AM by joaco.19 »

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Re: Am I infected???
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2012, 12:50:21 PM »
Hello, Joaco. You had a risk but a very low level one.

It's good that you realized so quickly that the condom had broken. As the insertive partner you would be a less risk than the receptive one. And we are speaking of a one-time only event. All of those factors work in your favor significantly if the other fellow is HIV+.

You can get tested initially at 6 weeks after the event. If the result is negative as I expect it will be, then in all likelihood you will test negative again at 3 months for a conclusive result.

Condom breaks are not unsual. For whatever comfort it maybe, despite many reports of that happening I have not yet found anyone to become infected that way. Good luck with your testing.
Andy Velez

Offline joaco.19

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Re: Am I infected???
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 05:20:56 PM »
thanks a lot andy your words help a lot , i will get tested and I will tell you the results wish me luck

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012, 06:06:49 PM »
OK, good luck to you. Glad our exchange was helpful to you. And I do see the odds as being significantly in your favor that you will test negative.
Andy Velez

Offline joaco.19

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Re: Am I infected???
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2012, 03:26:02 PM »
doctor sorry to bother you but i have another question,I once licked another man's ass  but i didn't put my tongue inside his ass I only licked the surface for less than a minute ,Can I get infected of something? .
He was clean .

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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2012, 03:33:45 PM »
You cannot get HIV from licking a guy's butthole (aka as rimming).

However, other STDs are much easier to acquire than HIV so in general we recommend that anyone who is sexually active ought to at least annually have a full std panel done and more frequently if there are any problematic symptoms.

But no, HIV is not an issue when rimming.
Andy Velez

Offline joaco.19

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Re: Am I infected???
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2012, 03:35:42 PM »
what symptoms can i have if i got infected with some std?was my risk high for doing that?

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« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2012, 03:38:28 PM »
Our focus here is strictly on HIV.

You would need to discuss other STDs with your doctor. They can include a sore on your penis and various other symptoms. Rimming is somewhat risky for STDs because the anus is the germiest opening in the body. That doesn't mean you will catch something. But it's possible so if anything happens that doesn't feel right physically, discuss it with your doctor.
Andy Velez

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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2012, 10:44:02 PM »
doctor i'm sorry to bother you again, i'm having dry mouth is that a symptoms of hiv? i'm scared

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Re: Am I infected???
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2012, 06:51:15 AM »
joaco,

No, a dry mouth is NOT a symptom of hiv. Drink more water.

Ann
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Offline joaco.19

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« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2012, 12:07:15 PM »
thanks for your answer ,my mind is playing with me . I spoke again with the person I had this low risk ,he said last year he had an HIV test because he broke up with his boyfriend but he tested negative and since then he has always used protection .
what do you think?
Thanks for your patience

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« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2012, 01:34:17 PM »
What I think is that it is never a good idea to base your knowledge of your own HIV status on what a sexual partner of yours has said about his being negative.

In your case you've had a very low level risk because of the broken condom. So the wise thing is to get tested at the appropriate time. Then you know your status for sure and yes, I do expect you to test negative. As I said, it was a low level risk. 
Andy Velez

Offline joaco.19

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« Reply #12 on: July 02, 2012, 07:51:51 PM »
Hi Andy i will make this last question if it doesn't bother you,in two weeks i will get tested and I will tell you the results,my question is I did oral sex a year ago to a man and i swallowed a little precum can you get infected with hiv by doing that?

Thanks a lot for your help !

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Re: Am I infected???
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2012, 11:26:59 AM »
If you decide to get tested I expect a negative result for you. Giving oral is only theoretically a risk. Your saliva contains over a dozen elements and proteins which very effectively prevent the transmission of viable HIV.

The only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. Use condoms properly everytime for those activites and you will be well protected.
Andy Velez

 


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