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Offline hrishi jadhav

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« on: April 02, 2013, 01:39:16 PM »
HEllo

I am a gay bottom. Had multiple exposures in the month of jan & feb 2013 but all were definitely protected & the condom did not break. Infact i had used 2 condoms on all the guys, even had protected oral sex. I did a antibody test on 5th march which is negative. I am hit with a strong flu from 29th March, fever, sore throat, dry cough, cold, swollen lymphs in the neck. No rash nor any other symptoms. I was administered the drug for H1N1 & i became normal in 2 days.

My doctor has prescribed me to undergo a COMBO test after 15th april. Its making me tense & nervous. IS it really required?

Is there a chance of getting infected even after using latex condoms properly. They have definately not slipped or torn.

Question 1 : Shud i undergo the test?

Question 2 : Will the sickness due to sero-conversion subside with normal anti-viral drugs, as my sickness has immediately subsided due to the anti-virals?

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Re: Doubtful
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2013, 01:46:33 PM »
You never had a risk for HIV if you have been using condoms , however you need to stop using more than one condom at a time because its not necessary and can lead too condom failure ... and by that I mean catastrophic failure . You would have known if the condoms had failed .

You did not have a risk for HIV .


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Re: Doubtful
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2013, 01:49:31 PM »
Hrishi,

I agree with Jeff - you have NOT had a risk for hiv infection in the situations you're worried about.

I also agree with Jeff on the condom issue - you need to STOP using two condoms at once as this increases the chance that they will break. You've been lucky so far, but your luck may run out.

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.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED TO TEST FOR HIV SPECIFICALLY FOLLOWING PROTECTED INTERCOURSE, 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!

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Re: Doubtful
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2013, 01:55:52 PM »
Hello Jeff & Ann

Thanks for the prompt reply.

I agree the fact about 2 condoms & will follow hence, however is there still a possibility that because I have used 2 condoms they might have leaked or something due to friction & may be i have got infected?
 Its scaring me more because I had multiple encounters with unknown males in a short span of 2 months. Please help.

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Re: Doubtful
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2013, 02:01:48 PM »

however is there still a possibility that because I have used 2 condoms they might have leaked or something due to friction & may be i have got infected?


NO! As Jeff already told you, when condoms fail, they do so catastrophically. They don't "leak" or develop small holes or anything of the sort. They rip in a very noticeable way.

If you cannot bring yourself to believe us, go test, collect your negative result and move on with your life.

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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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Re: Doubtful
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2013, 02:04:08 PM »
Thank you folks!

Love you for the great job you guys are doing. Thank you once again.

Cheers!

 


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