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Author Topic: SUPER ANXIOUS!! (Condom Broke)  (Read 1273 times)

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SUPER ANXIOUS!! (Condom Broke)
« on: August 27, 2013, 10:38:08 AM »

Firstly id like to say that i really appreciate what you guys are doing here and like most people i ended up here because my constant worrying drove me to the endless loop that is the google-symptom-hunt! Here's my predicament:

exactly two weeks ago i was engaging in sexual activity with a girl iv known for 2 years, towards the end of the activity i felt my condom break so i immediately withdrew and didnt finish as i was too rattled.  Upon withdrawing i immediately ascertained her status (negative) as well as when last she tested, which she said was a month and a half prior to our intercourse. I woke up the following day with a runny nose but I attributed that to the cold front currently in my city.

Fast forward 2 weeks later I have blistering earaches as well as a heavyness feeling at the back of my head and episodal dizzyness. I also have a slightly enlarged node under my chin (pea size) + a blocked left nostril. I went to the Doc today and she said its just a flu (once again my city is currently cold). I have no fever, no rash, no sore throat, no night sweats etc BUT im STILL freaking out!!!

I recently cleaned my bedroom carpet with vinigar due to my pet making a mess on it, so my room smells of vinigar at the moment. So this morning i woke up feeling like i was going to throw up because of the vinigar aroma!

Is this seroconversion?? I keep texting my friend and asking her if she's sure she doesnt have hiv/aids and she always tells me she's sure she doesnt have it, but i still cant rest my mind! Please advise me!!!

« Last Edit: August 27, 2013, 10:43:19 AM by HypeNess »

Offline Jeff G

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Re: SUPER ANXIOUS!! (Condom Broke)
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2013, 10:48:42 AM »
Its rare for the insertive partner to go on and test positive for HIV after a condom break and although your risk was a lower risk it wasn't no risk so you still must test at the appropriate time , you can test 6 weeks past the incident and again at 3 months to confirm the results .

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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