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« on: November 15, 2013, 08:31:18 AM »
Hello all,

Just want to say a big thank you to all the moderators and kind people who put up with stupid people like me.

I'm a 25 y.o guy going for a HIV test tomorrow, and i'm worried sick.

Here's my list of risk exposures:

1) Two instances of unprotected oral sex - although from what I read in this forum, this does not seem to be a risk of HIV at all

2) A single instance of sex with a condom where it broke with a call girl. I think it broke somewhere towards the end and my initial reaction after it broke was to ask her if she had any STDs. Her immediate worry however was that she might get pregnant - understandable, of course. This happened about 10 months ago.

3) I've been visiting prostitutes for a couple of years now, but I have used condoms steadily throughout. I don't recall an instance of condom breakage other than the one I've mentioned.

What is my risk? I'm much more worried about the condom breakage. Is there any instance where a condom has broken and HIV has transmitted to the insertive partner?

I'm a total idiot, and I'm going to stay clean from now on. I know that my risk is probably very small, but I'm totally worried sick now.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2013, 08:34:52 AM by hopefulheart32 »

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Re: Worried Sick
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 08:44:49 AM »
You had a risk for HIV in the broken condom incident and will need to test for HIV . Its rare for the insertive partner to go on to test positive after a condom break but although it was a lower risk is was not a no risk situation .

You can test for HIV 6 weeks after any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results . If the exposure 10 months ago was your only exposure you can test at any time now for a conclusive result . 

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: Worried Sick
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 09:03:06 AM »
Thank you Jeff :)

Forgive me if I'm asking too much.

By 'rare', do you mean that has been a recorded incident where the insertive partner has gone on to test positive after a condom break?

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Re: Worried Sick
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 09:09:48 AM »
Thank you Jeff :)

Forgive me if I'm asking too much.

By 'rare', do you mean that has been a recorded incident where the insertive partner has gone on to test positive after a condom break?

I have never personally seen a case of transmission in that situation but its possible . I would expect a negative result if I were you . The only way to know your status is to test and testing is something all sexually active people should be doing anyway , so don't stress , just test .

Don't forget to get checked out far ALL std's if you haven't had a sexual wellness health checkup recently . Its the responsible thing to do . 

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2013, 09:11:55 AM »
thank you for your patience and kind words :)

you guys do a lot of good work on this site.

have a great day! :)

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Re: Worried Sick
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2013, 09:13:05 AM »
You are most welcome .


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