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« on: February 05, 2013, 07:10:21 AM »
Hi,

First of all you are all great and i admire you for what you do.

I'll keep this short.
I have been having sex (vaginal, i'm a girl) for about 12 times with someone.
It was always protected since the beginning of the act exept for one single case of 3 seconds (really 3 seconds not more) of unprotected vaginal. I would like to add that there was no ejacuation and also he does not pre cum a lot ( actually sometimes it seems like he didn't at all). Supposing he is hiv positive, what would be mu chances of getting hiv considering the 3 sec of unprotected? (really only 3 sec).

Thanks a lot

Take care

Bri

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2013, 07:26:58 AM »
Bri,

You have had a risk, although considering the extremely short duration and lack of ejaculation, it's on the low end of the scale. As the receptive partner in sexual intercourse, you're always going to be at greater risk not only for hiv, but also for all the other STIs.

You do need to test to be sure of your status. Hiv is never something to guess about. As a sexually active adult you should be testing at least yearly anyway.

The earliest you should test is at six weeks following the incident of unprotected penetration. 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 is highly unlikely to change, but must be confirmed at the three month point. A test at (or after) three months is conclusive.

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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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2013, 07:43:32 AM »
Hi Ann,

Thanks a lot. I've been testing of course, last test june 2012 negative. I actually more or less knew the answer to my question though it seems that in these cases people want to hear it from someone else. I was hoping for something like i expect you to test negative or i've seen no one becoming positive after such an extremely short exposure :-).

Just kidding.

Thanks a lot Ann.

I'll go get tested since it have been about 9 weeks since the episode.

Take care

Bri

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« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2013, 08:15:13 AM »
Bri,

I don't expect you to test positive over this brief incident. Is it possible? Absolutely. Is it probable? No. I did mean to mention that - sorry.

I'm glad to hear you plan on testing and that you've already been testing regularly. Don't neglect to get tested for all the other STIs as well. Not having symptoms doesn't mean there's no infection, so testing is the only way to know for sure.

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

 


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