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Author Topic: Please help me asses my risk  (Read 1062 times)

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Please help me asses my risk
« on: November 01, 2013, 12:00:06 PM »
Hi,

I just wanted to say thank you to the members that take the time to read and respond to all the users who post on this forum.  I appreciate your comments, group support has been shown to be very helpful.  I wanted to provide my recent experience and hopefully provide an assessment, if I had a risk. 

About 4 weeks ago, in an inebrated state, I visited a massage parlor which ended in me receiving a blow job and having vaginal sex with a condom. When we first started she licked the side of my shaft and top to help me get aroused.  Once aroused, she used her mouth to place a condom over my penis, than continued to have oral sex with the condom for about a minute. Without switching the condom we began vaginal sex from behind. I was careful not to fully thrust myself deep inside or move to quickly in fear of breaking the condom. This continued for about 5 minutes upon which I came inside the condom. Once completed I pulled out and looked at the condom and noticed that the semen was inside the condom. 

My concerns is that I had some folliculitis below my belt line above my penis.  I was pretty inebriated and do not recall any vaginal sex without the condom, and again from what I am trying to remember when I pulled out the condom, it was in tact. About 3.5 weeks after, I started to have some symptoms including fatigue, dizziness, loose bowels, itchy skin and general feeling of being hot.  These are not something that I usually experience as my immune system is generally pretty strong.  Is it possible I could of contracted HIV via the folliculitis on my skin above my penis?  Did I have any other risks? I have a scheduled test with my GP at 28 days. He did not recommend PEP, but he is a GP and not a ID doctor. 

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Please help me asses my risk
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2013, 12:08:03 PM »
You didn't have risk , the sex you had was protected . Your doctor didn't prescribe PEP because there was no risk in the situation you describe .

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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