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Author Topic: Can't stop thinking I'm infected  (Read 919 times)

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Offline Tooscaredtomove9

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Can't stop thinking I'm infected
« on: July 15, 2013, 05:17:56 AM »
5 weeks ago I had protected sex with a sex worker in Thailand
I used a condom provided by her but not sure of the brand
When I ejaculated and pulled out , the condom looked ok
I took a rapid HIV test 2 days ago and that was negative
My health has been great for the last 5 weeks
But I can't help but think I'm at risk
Could there have been a leak in the condom ?

Please advise

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Re: Can't stop thinking I'm infected
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2013, 06:26:44 AM »
5 weeks ago I had protected sex with a sex worker in Thailand
I used a condom provided by her but not sure of the brand
When I ejaculated and pulled out , the condom looked ok
I took a rapid HIV test 2 days ago and that was negative
My health has been great for the last 5 weeks
But I can't help but think I'm at risk
Could there have been a leak in the condom ?

Please advise

You had protected sex. Your condom did not fail (when condoms fail, they are designed to do so in an obvious way - it would have looked like shredded latex around your penis).

You were at no risk whatsoever for HIV in the situation as you described it.

Please continue to use a condom for penetrative anal and vginal sex and you wil avoid HIV - it really is that simple.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Offline Tooscaredtomove9

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Re: Can't stop thinking I'm infected
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2013, 08:14:16 AM »
Thanks for the reply. I have been reading this forum and most of my questions have been addressed by your response to others
is it really that simple ? Use a condom and you have no risk of HIV ?
Can I move on with my life?
You guys are amazing
One last q
Is a rapid test conclusive at 12 weeks ?
The test only took 3 min

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Re: Can't stop thinking I'm infected
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2013, 08:35:36 AM »
Yup. It really is that simple.

And you can indeed move on with your life.

The test you took is reliable - well there wasn't any risk in your case but it was accurate. They really are rapid tests, aren't they?

Also, thanks for the kind words. Much appreciated.
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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