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HIV? Condom broke/vaginal sex
« on: September 25, 2012, 03:48:48 PM »
Two Weeks ago I had a female encounter. I put a condom on and she was on top of me. The problem is that the condom broke. The last 3 minutes I was exposed to her vagina. It was real dumb of me. I dont know her HIV status but if she did would she had infected me? Being that she was on top of wouldnt her vaginal secretions shoot down to my opening urethra?? And infect me? I am so worried! Can someone give me some thoughts? Thank you!

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Re: HIV? Condom broke/vaginal sex
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2012, 06:24:53 AM »
worried,

Sorry, but I had to chuckle at the image you gave me of hiv "shooting" down your urethra. It just doesn't work like that. Unprotected intercourse is a risk and the positions of your bodies has nothing to do with it. You could do the whole Kama Sutra and it wouldn't make a difference.

Your risk is on the lower end of the scale, but you do need to test at the appropriate time(s) in order to accurately know your hiv status.

Hiv is a difficult virus to transmit from the receptive partner (woman, or "bottom") to the insertive partner (man, or "top"), but it's not impossible. The brief time you were unprotected following the condom break is highly unlikely to result in you being infected, but you must test to make sure.

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've yet to see the insertive partner end up hiv positive following a condom break and while I do not expect you to be the first, you do need to test.

You should also test for all the other, MUCH more easily transmitted STIs. Most of these can be tested for around ten days to two weeks following an incident, although syphilis shares a three month testing window with hiv for a conclusive negative result.

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. A correctly used condom rarely breaks.

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. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

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

Ann
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Re: HIV? Condom broke/vaginal sex
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2012, 08:46:33 AM »
Thank you Ann for your response. So my condom broke and the last 3-4 min. condom broke and I kept going raw. Question, even if she were HIV infected, is my risk still at the lower end of the scale? And you also say that the virus is hard to transmit. But tell me why? And also why is it harder for a man to get from a woman? Why? 

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Re: HIV? Condom broke/vaginal sex
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2012, 07:09:13 AM »
Worried,

When we give risk assessments in this forum, we always assume the other person is hiv positive and respond accordingly. So yes, even if she is hiv positive, your risk is still on the lower end of the scale.

However, it is NOT NO risk and you do need to test at the appropriate time. While I do not expect you to test positive, you DO need to test to make certain.

Hiv can only latch onto and infect a very few, very specific types of cells.

The reason hiv is more difficult to transmit from a woman to a man is because the area where the correct types of cells are found on the penis is very small.

The correct types of cells are found in the lining of your urethra, and the lining of the foreskin (the part you can't see when the penis is not erect and the foreskin is covering the head of the penis). That's it. They're not found on the skin of the shaft nor on the head.

The receptive partner is always at more risk because there are more of the correct types of cells in the lining of the vagina and the anus - and there are more correct cells present simply because there is more surface area.

While I fully expect you to test negative following this brief incident, you must test at the appropriate time to make certain. Your hiv status is never anything to guess about.

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Re: HIV? Condom broke/vaginal sex
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2012, 01:47:11 PM »
Thanks Ann,

You make feel better... I know 6 Weeks to 3 months is reassurance. But today only marks two Weeks since the exposure. I went to a free HIV clinic and came up negative. I know its only two  and it was too much much early to test. But is the negative test a Good SIGN only at two Weeks? I read a government statistic that 85-90% of people infected tested 2-8 Weeks positive after there exposure.... Can you answer Ann, thanks

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Re: HIV? Condom broke/vaginal sex
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2012, 05:48:02 AM »
Worried,

Any negative result is a good result.

In your case, being the insertive partner during vaginal intercourse where the condom broke, I do not expect your results to change when you test at the appropriate time.

Ann
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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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