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Author Topic: Do I Need Truvada for PEP? Please help! Condom broke.  (Read 612 times)

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Do I Need Truvada for PEP? Please help! Condom broke.
« on: October 03, 2013, 10:00:30 AM »
Hello,

I had sex with a guy an hour ago (I'm also a guy btw). Well, TRIED to have sex. Anyway I was the receptive one, and he tried to enter me several times. Unsucessful. But twice, I did feel the tip/head of his penis entered me for a few seconds before I pushed it away.

Long story short. We did not have anal sex. but Like I said, his penis, a tip of his penis did enter me for a few seconds twice.

here's the thing. I just showered, I noticed there's a piece of the condom in my butt cheeks. The CONDOM BROKE!

So, I am so very worried right now. Do I need PEP for this? Please let me know asap.

Thank You

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Re: Do I Need Truvada for PEP? Please help! Condom broke.
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2013, 10:09:03 AM »
You did have a risk on the low end of the spectrum but PEP is not warranted for brief dipping or condom breaks in the situation you discribed , especially since there was no exchange of fluids .

Its exceedingly rare for these types of exposures to lead to HIV infections . I have never seen a case where it did lead to one . You can expect to come out of this OK when you test at the appropriate time .

You can test 6 weeks past the incident of last exposure 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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