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Author Topic: Serious Risk?  (Read 2589 times)

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Offline Francisco

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Serious Risk?
« on: December 26, 2006, 01:11:46 PM »
I have a question regarding a possible risk that I had a few days ago. I have had protected sex with a female for a few weeks. I do not know her HIV status. A few days ago, we were giving oral sex to each other and I penetrated her for a few seconds without a condom in the heat of the moment. I withdrew after three thrusts and put a condom on and had protected sex until ejaculation.

I know I had unprotected sex and more than likey you will tell me that I need to test. However, I´d like for you to assest my risk. Has anyone been infected with HIV for having 3-5 seconds of unprotected sex? Should I be very concern about this?
I asked her to take an HIV test and she agreed. She is waiting on the results. I had tested a month or so ago. I know I was HIV negative.

I would appreciate if the moderators respond to this.

Thanks,

Francisco

Offline thunter34

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Re: Serious Risk?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2006, 01:24:58 PM »
Fransisco,

It seems we already have a thread that deals with that very issue:

http://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=711.0

As in, Three Thrusts Unprotected.


Until one of the Moderators gets to you with a response, you will likely find an answer already printed there.

AIDS isn't for sissies.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Serious Risk?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2006, 01:26:27 PM »
For hiv almost nil, but for other STDs you have a greater chance of contracting. Should you test? Yes, not only for HIV but for other STDs as well. You need to use a condom correctly at all times. That means consistently and have a full sexual check up each year or twice a year.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Serious Risk?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2006, 04:18:24 PM »
Francisco, HIV is not an easy virus to transmit. It's significantly harder to accomplish from female to male. Given this was a single and very brief incident the odds are very much in your favor against transmission having occured.

But you do need to learn from this experience. Low risk is not the same as no risk. So each time you have intercourse without a condom you are risking your life. It's as stark and as simple as that. Use a condom for intercourse everytime. No exceptions.

I do expect you will test negative, but don't press your luck again.

Cheers, 
Andy Velez

Offline Francisco

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Re: Serious Risk?
« Reply #4 on: December 27, 2006, 03:53:00 PM »
Thank you guys for your responses.

There was a question that was not answered which was: Has anyone been infected with HIV for having 3-5 seconds of unprotected sex with a female? Should I be very concern about this?

I´d like to ask one more question if you guys don´t mind. Which risk would be consider greater, a condom breakage or a few seconds of unprotected intercourse?

Thanks.

« Last Edit: December 27, 2006, 03:55:25 PM by Francisco »

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Serious Risk?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2006, 03:56:11 PM »
I am not clear as to why you would asking this, but in any case I wouldn't ever consider HIV status to be something to guess about.

In either of the scenarios you have mentioned the risk would be relatively low but in both testing at 13 weeks would be the indicated action to take.
Andy Velez

Offline Francisco

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Re: Serious Risk?
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2006, 03:58:00 PM »
Ok, if I understood correctly, even though the exposure was brief since it was just a few seconds, I still need to test.

I have read here that transmission occurs INSIDE the body and through the uretra. I withdrew almost immediately and if I am not mistaken my penis was expose to the air at that time. So, does that make the risk lower since it was brief and then I pulled out to put on the condom?

Thanks guys!

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Serious Risk?
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2006, 05:10:20 PM »
The risk in the scenario you have reported was very, very low. As you have noted, the risk is through the urethra and/or if you are not circumcised, through the foreskin.

But since this was single and very brief incident I consider that your getting tested is simply a wise precaution with virtual certainty of testing negative.

 
Andy Velez

Offline dixieman

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Re: Serious Risk?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2006, 05:33:00 PM »
Thers more of a risk with other STD's than hiv... herpes, hpv, gonnorea, molluscium contagiosum, crabs, scabies etc.. or syphilis... use your brain...and practice safe sex every time...

Offline Francisco

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Re: Serious Risk?
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2006, 06:45:25 PM »
Andy and everyone else, thank you!

You guys are incredibly helpful and I will definitely be more careful next time.

Have a great holiday!

-Francisco

 


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