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Offline roshan8

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condom break and expsoure of less than 10 seconds
« on: August 07, 2012, 11:49:54 AM »
hi guys, m 21 yr old male, almost 4 weeks back i visited a sex worker, after a minute or two i could hear the condom bust and i withdrew and didnt continue. exposure would have been for around 10 seconds max. i am totally freaked out,, my questions r
1). wat r the chances of me gettin hiv
2). i dont have any symptoms except a small swolen lymph node on my neck.. it is small i should touch it to feel it swollen. is tat a symptom?
3). i got an antibody test done almost 25 days after the exsoure, i came out negative. how accurate this results r? is it too early?

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: condom break and expsoure of less than 10 seconds
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 01:09:26 PM »
Roshan, you had a risk but a very, very low level one.

Your swollen lymph node is definitely not an HIV specific symptom. You need to keep your hands off of it as the nodes are very sensitive to the touch. You can create a big problem by squeezing and bothering it. If it persists, you should discuss it with your doctor.

Now to your risk. As the insertive partner the risk is much lower than the receptive one. HIV is harder to transmit from woman to man than the other way around. The condom protected you until it broke. It was a single and very brief potential exposure. All of that leads me to expect you will test negative.

You can test initially at 6 weeks after the incident. Assuming you test negative as I expect you will, then in all likelihood you will test negative for a conclusive result at 3 months.

And yes, I do expect you to come out of this ok.

Keep on using condoms everytime for vaginal and anal intercourse and you will be well protected against the sexual transmission of HIV. Those are the only confirmed risks. Just make sure the condoms fit you properly.
Andy Velez


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