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Ann:
Diced,

You're far more likely to end up with something like chlamydia, gonorrhea, or herpes from this wild afternoon than you are hiv - even if she IS hiv positive. Go get yourself checked out for those (and syphilis too) even if you don't have any symptoms.

Chlamydia is the most common STI in your age demographic, both where you live and in France too. It's much more prevalent all over the world, and that's partly because people often don't have symptoms, and because it's VERY easy to transmit, they unwittingly pass it on. Get checked out.

You can test for most other STIs ten days to two weeks following a risky incident, but syphilis shares a three month testing window with hiv for a conclusive result.

You need to learn from this and stop having unprotected intercourse, no matter where in the world you are when you have it. That includes where you live.

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.

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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