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Help Assess My Risk
« on: April 03, 2013, 09:19:01 AM »
Hello,

I would like to thank you all in advance for any answers/insights to my question.

Background: I am white male that is positive for Hepatitis B.   I stay on Viread (tenofovir) and that keeps my Hepatitis B at undetectable levels.   I never ever miss a dose of the medication.

About 3 weeks ago I had receptive anal sex with someone and a condom was being used.   Sometime during this the condom broke and the guy changed the condom and put a new one on.   He did not ejaculate inside me.   It was noticed that I was upset and he stated that he is HIV -.   I obviously can't fully trust this because I didn't really know him.

Seeing that he did not ejaculate inside me and that I already take Viread - tenofovir daily (300 mg) what is my risk for HIV?   I fully expect to be tested in a few more weeks but I can't help but worry about this.  I have read online that Tenofovir has been tested for PReP with some success.   My thought is that since I am already on the medication this would make things work more in my favor.

Any insight would be greatly appreciated!  Thanks!

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Re: Help Assess My Risk
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2013, 09:28:53 AM »
Clipper,

Yes, being on tenofovir goes in your favour. Him not ejaculating inside you goes in your favour as well.

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 is highly unlikely to change, but must be confirmed at the three month point.

Good luck with your testing. You have an excellent chance, all things considered, of coming out of this hiv negative - but you do need to test to make certain.

Don't forget to get tested for all the other, MUCH more easily transmitted STIs as well.

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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