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Offline jake2

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Risk with condoms? Anal sex...
« on: November 17, 2013, 08:07:01 PM »
This happens less than 24 hours ago. I engaged in receptive anal sex with another man that claims to be HIV negative. When we were doing it, we heard the condom break and he withdrew immediately. He did not ejaculate. The hole in the condom was close to the tip. Then he put on another condom and we continued, but he never finished inside.

I checked the condom and I am not sure about the possibility of precum. I am concerned that some precum could have infected me during breakage. He says he is neg, but you know it is better to assume he is poz. Should I start PEP or this is not really something to worry to much about? Please help.

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Re: Condom breakage? Should I be worried?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2013, 08:15:28 PM »
Pep is not usually prescribed for condom breaks with brief unprotected insertion such as your concern .

Its a relatively low risk exposure but a risk all the same . You can test at 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results .

Aanyone 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: Condom breakage? Should I be worried?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2013, 08:18:38 PM »
Thank you so much for taking your time to answer this question. I will get tested at six weeks, but I want to know if you have ever known of someone who got infected in a similar scenario like mine? Do you think I have realistic possibilities of having a positive result back?

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Re: Condom breakage? Should I be worried?
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2013, 09:19:22 PM »
Thank you so much for taking your time to answer this question. I will get tested at six weeks, but I want to know if you have ever known of someone who got infected in a similar scenario like mine? Do you think I have realistic possibilities of having a positive result back?

Its rare to test positive after a condom break in your circumstance and you should be optimistic and expect a negative HIV test result . I have not personally seen a situation like yours to go on and test positive .

It was a low risk incident ut not no risk and that is why you must test .

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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 09:55:50 PM »
Hello,

First of all, let me tell you that you do an extraordinary job educating people with real information about HIV. There is so much misleading information out there, that is so good to find a reliable site like this one.

I engage in receptive anal sex (bottom) and I have always used condoms. Only once the condom broke on the tip while I was receiving, but he had not ejaculated, he withdrew immediately. I tested 10 weeks after that incident, using an oral quick test and it came negative. Do you think I should test again over that incident?

Also, I have become paranoid after this incident. I thought that when condoms break, it is so catastrophically obvious that you will always know. But in this case, we knew because we heard it "pop." Now, I always wonder if a condom has broken in other instances without me knowing. If I have always used condoms and always asked the guys to pull out before they finish, what is my risk? What if they have broken and some precum has gotten in me? Please, let me know your thoughts...thanks

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Re: Risk with condoms? Anal sex...
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2014, 10:28:52 PM »
◾Please do not start a new thread every time you have another question or thought - regardless if you think your questions are related to each other or not. It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Additional threads will be merged.


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Re: Risk with condoms? Anal sex...
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2014, 11:22:37 PM »
This is the same question you asked in November:

This happens less than 24 hours ago. I engaged in receptive anal sex with another man that claims to be HIV negative. When we were doing it, we heard the condom break and he withdrew immediately. He did not ejaculate. The hole in the condom was close to the tip. Then he put on another condom and we continued, but he never finished inside.

I checked the condom and I am not sure about the possibility of precum. I am concerned that some precum could have infected me during breakage. He says he is neg, but you know it is better to assume he is poz. Should I start PEP or this is not really something to worry to much about? Please help.

I think we are done here.

Joe

 


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