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condom broke vaginal intercourse - some fever
« on: February 28, 2014, 12:20:57 PM »
Hi
About 2.5 weeks back I had sex with a woman whom I met at a bar.She seemed nice at first but later on it turned out that she works part-time as a hooker.

So while we were having vaginal sex with me on top ,the condom broke and we realized probably 4-5 seconds after that.
I asked her if she was disease-free and she said yes.I was thinking of taking up PEP pills from next day but ignored it thinking she might be disease-free as she has children and she is divorced so she would be a bit responsible.
Now after 2.5 weeks,I am having some fever and sore throat(which could also be because of cold),but I also have some cough , headache sometimes and had watery stool once.
Is it a high risk situation.Should I have taken up the PEP.Can I do anything now (any medications etc.)Should I visit a doctor now?

She is still insisting that she is clean but I am skeptical.

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Re: condom broke vaginal intercourse - some fever
« Reply #1 on: February 28, 2014, 12:58:21 PM »
It was not a high risk situation but it was a risk all the same so you will need to test at 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 3 months .

We have not seen any cases where a condom break leads to an HIV infection for the insertive partner ( you ) on the forum in years ... so you should expect a negative result when you test .

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.

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: condom broke vaginal intercourse - some fever
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2014, 02:37:37 PM »
Hi
Thanks for your hopeful response.
Can you please tell if I should take any medicine right now for fever or can that make matters worse?

Also do you think what I eat now will also impact my body's immunity to fight against the virus in case I have been exposed ?

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Re: condom broke vaginal intercourse - some fever
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2014, 02:56:42 PM »
Hi
Thanks for your hopeful response.
Can you please tell if I should take any medicine right now for fever or can that make matters worse?

Also do you think what I eat now will also impact my body's immunity to fight against the virus in case I have been exposed ?

You can take any meds you want and it will not impact or complicate the outcome . Just carry on as usual and test at the appropriate time . I am betting you are going to come out of this just fine .

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Re: condom broke vaginal intercourse - some fever
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2014, 05:56:27 PM »
Thanks,
Sorry I have a silly question.
After the condom broke I didn't instantly get into shower but just rubbed it with a tissue paper.
Should I have showered at that point?Does it make a difference?

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Re: condom broke vaginal intercourse - some fever
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2014, 06:06:59 PM »
It would not have mattered .

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Re: condom broke vaginal intercourse - some fever
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2014, 12:50:57 PM »
Thanks . Can you please answer another question?
I read that in some cases,the immune system can prevent HIV even after exposure.

I haven't been eating well since few days because of the fever.Does that impact my immune system's response.



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Re: condom broke vaginal intercourse - some fever
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2014, 03:41:27 PM »
Thanks . Can you please answer another question?
I read that in some cases,the immune system can prevent HIV even after exposure.

I haven't been eating well since few days because of the fever.Does that impact my immune system's response.

Not eating well for a few days will not adversely affect your immune system.

Joe

 


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