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Offline renaissance_boy

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Sexual exposure to HIV yesterday
« on: October 02, 2013, 07:42:18 PM »
Hello there,

I am new here! Have had a lovely time looking through the forum - have read some really inspiring posts.

I am a 23 year old gay male. A close friend of mine became diagnosed as positive at just 20 recently, and since then I've become - and probably unnecessarily - rather paranoid about HIV.

Yesterday, after a night of partying, I ended up having sex with someone, who I subsequently really expect to have HIV (after a rather frank discussion him and I had). Sex was protected (I penetrated him), and we also exchanged oral sex with each other (both on the penis and the anus). As far as I am aware, no blood was exhanged, though I do have sores in my mouth due to my wearing of braces.

The thing is, I just don't think I'll be able to handle PEP, only because I am already fairly ill and weak as a person, and I live alone - I'm really worried about the side effects.

Do you think I need to go on PEP or not? I think I'm going to go to my local clinic for a chat tomorrow just for peace of mind.

Thanks so much.

Offline Jeff G

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Re: Sexual exposure to HIV yesterday
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 07:52:43 PM »
The anal sex was protected and the oral wasn't a risk . The risk factors for HIV are ...

Sharing IV drug needles immediately after use.
Unprotected anal and vaginal sex.
Mother to child during or shortly after birth
Very specific healthcare situations.

You didn't have a risk for HIV and you do not need PEP .

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME for this incident , 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: Sexual exposure to HIV yesterday
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2014, 09:21:12 AM »
Hi everyone,

Feeling very panicked. I was at a gay sauna last night, and I was penetrating someone, the condom split. I felt the split straight away and I took out my penis immediately, and replaced the condom.

I asked the anonymous partner his status immediately, and he said he was HIV negative, but it was at 7 in the morning and everyone was really wasted. and obviously that doesn't rule out the possibility.

Do I need to go on PEP? I've been on it before and it really affected me, my body can't really deal with the side effects.

I'm really panicking about this condom split. We had only been having sex for a couple of minutes, and there was no ejaculation involved.

Any advice/reassurance would be so so appreciated.

Thank you so much.

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Re: Sexual exposure to HIV yesterday
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2014, 10:56:36 AM »
Please only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter . You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post and it will take you here .

PEP is not indicated for the insertive partner for condom breaks with insertions of brief duration . Its rare for the insertive partner to go on and test positive after a condom break but its still a risk you must test for . If you wish to pursue PEP its your own call .

You can test at 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results . You can read all about testing here . http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/HIVtests_5029.shtml


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Re: Sexual exposure to HIV yesterday
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2014, 11:45:01 AM »
Thank you for your reply. I really appreciate it.

In your honest opinion, do you think the chances really are very slim? We're talking about 1/2 seconds before withdrawal of the condom having split while penetrating. How worried should I be?

I've booked to got a clinic tomorrow anyway for some PEP advice.

Thanks so much.

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Re: Sexual exposure to HIV yesterday
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2014, 12:11:39 PM »
I canít remember ever having a condom dream with a brief insertion that lead to the transmission of HIV while I have been doing this on the forum Ö In my honest opinion I do think it is rare for transmissions to occur in these specific cases .


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