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Author Topic: Condom Broke- Hiv/Std risk??  (Read 14664 times)

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Condom Broke- Hiv/Std risk??
« on: June 08, 2014, 03:48:00 AM »
Thank you for making this forum. 8 hours ago i had intercourse with a sex worker for about 10 minutes. First off the room reaked of cigarettes and she could have possibly done other drugs. Started off with oral and then vaginal for a few minutes. I did not use my mouth and there were no open cuts. For about a minute or two i had realized a different sensation as my tip of the penis was touching her cervix possibly with the broken condom leaving the tip exposed but i did not know the condom was broken. I was penetrating her while the condom could was broken. For a second i pulled out to realize the top half of the condom was gone and had ripped. I did not continue and left right away without finishing.

I am extremely worried and debating to go to emergency tomorrow and get pep. I also don't know if my health insurance will cover it in U.S. I am 20 years old male and have a whole life ahead of me and anxiety is slowly killing me.

What is the HIV/STD risks involved? What are the chances of an HIV positive female transmitting HIV to the man through the tip of the penis( urethra). Should i get my HIV/std test 6 weeks from today?

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Re: Condom Broke- Hiv/Std risk??
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2014, 08:56:17 AM »
You did have a risk for HIV and will need to test at 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the result . Its rare for the insertive partner to go on to test positive after a condom break so you should be optimistic that you will come out of this OK .

PEP is not recommended but something to only be considered for the insertive partner with a partner of unknown status . Its your choice .

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- Hiv/Std risk??
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 05:18:25 PM »
44 hours later i finally got truvada/isenstress for 30 days. I also got an hiv/std test at 43 hours after exposure. How effective would truvada/isentress be considering it was taking almost 48 hours after potential exposure? When should i test after finishing the course?

Also if i don't catch any std from her and get tested two week later again, should i discontinue pep considering i probably didn't catch anything. Would really appreciate feedback on this. Thank you

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Re: Condom Broke- Hiv/Std risk??
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2014, 05:26:49 PM »
PEP is very effective if initiated within 72 hours of exposure . Exposure to any other STD's are not a factor in your risk profile ... it would not matter as one does not depend on the other .

Its your choice whether you continue on with pep . PEP extends the window period for testing out to 6 weeks past any possible exposure and last dose of PEP and again at 3 months . 

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Re: Condom Broke- Hiv/Std risk??
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2014, 10:47:56 PM »
So tomorrow will be my 6th day on pep truvada/isentress. The fatigue is no joke, i feel like a zombie on 12 hours of sleep. is this something i should be worried about? i have a hard time memorizing and constantly forget stuff too. Went to the gym today and i got tired after 30 minutes compared to 2 hours.

Also how effective is truvada alone? I usually feel good at night but taking a second dose of isenstress is painful emotionally. You have read a lot of posts, can you please tell me how effective will it be if i stopped taking isenstress and only take truvada once a day.

Also, does isenstress/truvada have to be taken for 30 days or 28 days is fine?

Thanks a lot, really appreciate it!

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Re: Condom Broke- Hiv/Std risk??
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2014, 11:03:19 PM »
Pep is a 28 day course of meds . Truvada should be enough on its own but I urge you to talk to your doctor before you change or stop meds be it PEP or otherwise .

PEP is not recommended in cases with you particular circumstances but its your choice to make about taking the medication . Its not unseal to suffer side effects for a few weeks before you adjust but it would be rare for it to harm harm you .

If it were me I would talk to my doctor and see what they recommend and if you want to continue taking the meds Truvada should do just fine .


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