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Author Topic: Condom break during brief insertive anal  (Read 1108 times)

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Offline nineteeneightynine

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Condom break during brief insertive anal
« on: November 19, 2013, 06:52:35 AM »
Hi, I'm very nervous but reading the website it has led me to believe this is a low risk scenario.

I participated in brief insertive anal sex with a male of whom I do not know his status, I wore a condom but it broke. The time I was inside him was no longer than 10 seconds I imagine, it's a bit of a blur.

I'm going to get the pin prick test done later, just looking for some reassurance and info regarding my risk. I'm very, very nervous.

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Re: Condom break during brief insertive anal
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2013, 06:58:29 AM »
Nineteen,

You have had a risk but you're correct in thinking that it's very much on the lower end of the scale.

You do need to test. The earliest you should test is at six weeks. The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days.

A six week negative is highly unlikely to change, but must be confirmed at the three month point.

I have yet to see the insertive partner end up hiv positive following a condom break and while I do not expect you to be the first, you must test regardless to be sure.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

A correctly used condom rarely breaks, so make sure you look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence and avoid future breakages.

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!

Ann
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Re: Condom break during brief insertive anal
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2013, 07:07:41 AM »
Thank you. I am petrified to be honest.

I read somewhere that the percentage roughly of contracting hiv from a one time insertive encounter with a hiv+ male is around 0.6%? Is this accurate?

Thanks again for your help.

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Re: Condom break during brief insertive anal
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2013, 07:31:07 AM »
Nineteen,

We don't go by those percentages here. Numbers were pretty much pulled out of a hat when the study they come from was done.

Hiv is significantly more difficult to transmit to the insertive partner, and you were only inside unprotected for a very brief time. The odds are significantly in your favour of coming out of this hiv negative, but I'm not going to put any numbers on your odds.

Regarding testing, yes, you need to test, but you should be testing at least once a year, or twice if you're very active with more than one partner anyway. It's what responsible adults do to protect their own health and that of their partners.

You also need to understand that you are MUCH more likely to end up with some other STI as a result of this condom break. They are MUCH more easily transmitted than hiv. Get a complete sexual health check up, don't only test for hiv.

Ann
« Last Edit: November 19, 2013, 08:26:13 AM by Ann »
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

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HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: Condom break during brief insertive anal
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2013, 08:27:48 AM »
Thank you very much Ann. One more thing, am I limited to just three posts?

Yes . Please read the top of this forum and you will see the details and posting guidelines . I removed your last post so you can ask a followup question . 

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Re: Condom break during brief insertive anal
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2013, 01:02:54 PM »
Yes . Please read the top of this forum and you will see the details and posting guidelines . I removed your last post so you can ask a followup question .

Thanks for that :).

Just came back from the clinic and the result is NEGATIVE!  ;D

Can't believe it.

So I guess that's it from me here. Thanks to you guys for all the information and help you give to people.

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Re: Condom break during brief insertive anal
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2013, 04:44:08 PM »
You are most welcome . Just make sure you have tested at the appropriate time .

The earliest you should test is at six weeks. The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days.

A six week negative is highly unlikely to change, but must be confirmed at the three month point.
« Last Edit: November 19, 2013, 04:46:24 PM by Jeff G »

 


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