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Author Topic: Been a bit stupid  (Read 816 times)

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Offline starman

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« on: January 01, 2014, 07:41:49 PM »
Ok I'm male and normally I'm really good about safe sex, even had a bf for 6 months and didn't have unprotected sex.
Unfortunately while enjoying a few new years drinks I ended up in a friends bed that he was letting a couple use.  During the night they started getting frisky with me.  Both of them penetrated me analy, one of them came in me.
I panicked a bit in the morning, they said they are clean and get tested regularly.  I don't know them but they are friends of a friend, but not sure if to trust them.
I think I should probably go get tested, but not sure if Pep would be something I should consider too.  Do you think the risks are high enough to warrant the side effects?  Or should I just ignore it and get tested in 3 months as normal?  Would they even offer me PEP?  It's only been about 15 hours since it happened.


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Re: Been a bit stupid
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 07:54:27 PM »
You did have a risk and will need to test at 6 weeks past any possible 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 STDs 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!

PEP is indicated when you have had an exposure to HIV with a person you know to be HIV positive . Its up to you to decide if you want to go on PEP and how much you trust the person is telling you the truth or knows his status . A hiv test is only accurate in the testing window period I provided above so a person could have had an exposure since the last test and assume they are HIV negative and this is why you must test and insist on condoms every time you have sex .

If you decide to take pep it extends the window period for testing to 6 weeks past pep and again at 3 months to confirm it . PEP is only effective if initiated within 72 hours of exposure .

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Re: Been a bit stupid
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 08:51:11 AM »
I noticed that I read your situation wrong and mistakenly thought you were the insertive partner . PEP is indicated when you have had a risk as the receptive partner .

If you wish to pursue PEP you are still well within the 72 hour window period .


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