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Author Topic: Just a qucik question, perhaps concerned  (Read 2948 times)

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Offline active5

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Just a qucik question, perhaps concerned
« on: November 02, 2006, 12:02:28 PM »
Hello,

I first want to say that this is an excellent site and that it is extremely educational. Do you take donations?

My second questions falls underneath the umbrella of condoms in general. I have an extremely active sex life and I enjoy everyminute of it. It never really crossed my mind that, although I am using condoms, I could still get infected with HIV. I never had sex without a condom and understand the ratio that I am sure I have been exposed to this disease many times. Is there ever a point, besisdes an obvious break of the condom, tear, etc., in which a condom is not good enough (of course exclusing lambskin)?

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Condom Durability
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2006, 12:33:10 PM »
Frequency of sexual activity nor whom your partners are whether positive or not is not the issue.

As long as everytime you have intercourse you use a latex condom that fits you properly, you're "covered" as far as HIV is concerned.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline active5

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Re: Condom Durability
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2006, 01:25:58 PM »
Well thank you. You also didn't answer if you guys take donations. Please let me know.

Regards/

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Re: Condom Durability
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2006, 04:13:29 PM »
Thanks for the offer. The site does not take donations. But there are plenty of HIV-related organizations which can always use support so if our work here is something that you feel good about, let it benefit any one of those.

Cheers,
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Offline active5

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Just a qucik question, perhaps concerned
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2006, 12:22:14 PM »
Hello All,

I have been looking through this board for a few days and I suppose I am just trying to get some idea as to the amount of risk I was exposed too. About three months ago, after a graduation party from law school, me and some freinds had a party. An adult entertainer showed up and I had protected oral sex with her and about five minutes of penetration. When I cam, it seemed as though the condom was still intact.

Then a few weeks later, I had protected insertive anal with a man. He was receptive, I was insertive. But he was so tight, that after a few strokes I had to pull out, condom still intact (at least it looked so) and took the condom off and he provided oral to me until I came.

I had noticed my excema at the base of my penis, closer to my balls. I am assuming that is was covered. Anyhoe, at my monthly physical, roughly a month after the incident, I had my blood work done. All come back negative and no std's.

I am really curious about my risks as I have developed allergy related symptoms.

Thanks for all that you do you and thank you for being you.


Offline RapidRod

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Re: Just a qucik question, perhaps concerned
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2006, 12:29:36 PM »
Please keep all your questions and thoughts in your orginal thread.

Offline active5

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Re: Just a qucik question, perhaps concerned
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2006, 12:32:37 PM »
OK, I do apologize.

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Re: Just a qucik question, perhaps concerned
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2006, 01:02:56 PM »
active,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.

Having excema does not change the fact that protected intercourse means you were protected from hiv infection and, getting a blowjob, protected or not, is NOT a risk for hiv infection.

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Offline active5

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Re: Just a qucik question, perhaps concerned
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2006, 01:25:47 PM »
Hi Ann:

Thanks for your responce and the proper mergence of the topics. I suppose my magic magnifying mind is taking some small symptoms and blowing the out of proportion. Ug, I have been tested too, lol. Paranoid and paralyzed now. I suppose that is how it gets for most people.

I have taken the time to read through the lessons, etc, and found them very helpful to say the least. As I have read many times in your posts, symptoms do not equate to HIV.

Offline active5

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Re: Just a qucik question, perhaps concerned
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2006, 07:34:13 PM »
So I had my yearly physical, my doc suggested a PCR. It was about 20 day after my questionable exposure, which was protected, but with an adult entertainer. It came back negative. In your opinion, is a second test not neccesary?

Regards,

Joshua

Offline Ann

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Re: Just a qucik question, perhaps concerned
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2006, 07:49:51 PM »
Active,

Considering you didn't have a risk and didn't need to test in the first place, you can take that negative PCR to be conclusive.

A person who actually had a risk would need further testing, but YOU do not.

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

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

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

Offline active5

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Re: Just a qucik question, perhaps concerned
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2006, 07:51:31 PM »
Well Thanks, Ann!


Cheers!

 


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