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Offline PietroSelt

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Pep and testing!
« on: February 10, 2014, 01:53:25 PM »
Hello members,

                     After a condom burst with a woman that i just meet in a party, i look for PEP and took the 28 days medicine. After that i spend almost all my economies to get an appointment with the greatest HIV specialist in my country, Dr. ESPER KALLÁS. He is one of the directors of the United Nations HIV vacine development program. In our meeting, he order one test at eight weeks after exposure (4 weeks post pep), with a 4 generation. This test come back negative, after that he says that for all his knowledgement i was fine and don't need more tests, in his opinion. But he also told that if i feel more comfortable following the more conservative guidelines, he will ask for a test at 16 weeks, 12 weeks post pep. I requested this test, and it was negative too, this was a 3 generation lab test. I'm now confuse, i have done this second test 12 weeks post pep (84 days), its ok? Or i must have wait until the 90 days post pep? Thank you.

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Re: Pep and testing!
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2014, 02:50:12 PM »
You have tested reliably HIV negative and do not need further testing at this time for this incident .

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.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific 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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Re: Pep and testing!
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 10:13:29 PM »
Thanks Jeff, just to be sure i've done another test (3ª generation at lab). 20 weeks after exposure, 16 weeks after PEP. I will not do anymore tests, will just return to donate blood every 3 months, as i've done since i was 16 years. I'm O+ and my local blood bank always needs this tipe, and call me home to remember to donate. Thank you for your help and support. After this incident, i've make a decision to just have sex with my wife, have another broken condom will be to mutch for me, and i would never forgive myself if i transmit any kind of STD's to her. I'm sorry for the long text, but last days i feel very lonely, pep and hiv concerns are not the type of subject that you can speak with everybody. Anyways, thank's again. Bye

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Re: Pep and testing!
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2014, 10:24:00 PM »
You are welcome . Its safe to move on now and put this behind you .


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