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Offline JohnyB

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Condoms effectiveness?
« on: May 10, 2014, 01:54:08 PM »
I am very happy to find that forum at least I can have some good advice about my anxiety. I did a very stupid thing and had sex with a working girl and a ''red house''.It was the fist time that I have done it in a long,long time so I was very carefull,we had protected veginal and oral sex(she did it on me,I didnt preform oral sex on her).She also touched me with her hand uprotected for a while. It was a very stupid thing to do in the first place..what if the condom had broken?Anyway,what I want to ask is...about the effectiveness of the condom.I dont know if it was expired (it wasnt mine) or if it was a good quality product.I have heared that there are some condoms that meant to be used only for pregnancy protection but I guess that they would not use them in such a house for the protection of the girls.I did run some water after the sex in to the condom an as far as I could see it didnt dripping any so it seemed intacted.Can I be 100% sure that regardless the condom's expire date and quality I was protected since the condom didn't break? And one more question,are there any other std's that I could be in danger off even wearing a condom?Thank you for being here and offering your help I really apreciate it.

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Re: Condoms effectiveness?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2014, 02:24:46 PM »
Nothing you did was a risk for HIV . An intact condom means no HIV . Condoms are designed in such a way as to leave no doubt when they fail and you would have known it if it had . I can assure that the sex workers use condoms to protect THEMSELVES from HIV and naturally would only use proper condoms to prevent stds and HIV .

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: Condoms effectiveness?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2014, 07:58:26 PM »
Thank you so much for your reply. I am getting regular std check ups becaouse I am a blood donor so they are checking for hiv,hepatitis and syphilis at least. So the only way that the condom will not protect me is if the condom break and that would be very clear to me.There is no way that any std pass through the dondom becaouse it is expired or maby has tiny scratches or something? Does the same rule aply for the hepatitis,syphilis,herpes,hpv etc? Is the condom an effective way of protection from them too? Bottom line...can I feel 100% certain that I didnt catch any std as long as the condom wasn't broke? Thank you again for your help.I really do apreciate what you guys doing here I hope more people would take the time to help others :)

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« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2014, 08:07:54 PM »
Condoms used correctly and consistently are an effective barrier against HIV and that is what we are assessing here . They offer protection from stds but we always advise ...

Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for HIV over 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: Condoms effectiveness?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2014, 07:39:19 AM »
Hello again...As I have wrote to my previous post...I had an encounter with a sex working girl. Protected veginal sex and protective oral sex.In fact the only bare contact was when she touched me with her hand and maby when she kissed me all over my body and I kissed her ear. The reason that I am posting again is that 2 weeks after that I noticed something strange swelling behind my ear so I went to the hospital and they told me that is an enlarged lymph node. They asked me if I was sick recentely wich I was not.Now I know that protected sex is protected but would you advice me to test for hiv over this incident regarding my lymph node? I am really scared over this :(

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Re: Condoms effectiveness?
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2014, 07:57:53 AM »
Hello again...As I have wrote to my previous post...I had an encounter with a sex working girl. Protected veginal sex and protective oral sex.In fact the only bare contact was when she touched me with her hand and maby when she kissed me all over my body and I kissed her ear. The reason that I am posting again is that 2 weeks after that I noticed something strange swelling behind my ear so I went to the hospital and they told me that is an enlarged lymph node. They asked me if I was sick recentely wich I was not.Now I know that protected sex is protected but would you advice me to test for hiv over this incident regarding my lymph node? I am really scared over this :(
No, you wouldn't be advised to test over a non-risk issue.

HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.

HIV is transmitted by;
Unprotected penetrative anal and/or vaginal sex
Sharing works with other IV drug users
Mother to child

 


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