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Offline mitko123

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is this a problem
« on: June 19, 2006, 10:20:36 AM »
I have sex with sexworker it was all protected but after that I understand that the condom was with Nonoxynol-9. Is it more risky?

thank you

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Re: is this a problem
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2006, 10:53:24 AM »
Do not use condoms with Nonoxynol-9. Studies have shown that rather than protecting against HIV transmission it can increase the possibility of transmission. Originally sold as a preventive to HIV transmission and pregnancy it actually does neither.

The greater risk is to the receptive partner as an irritant in the vaginal or anal area during intercourse.

As the wearer the risk to you would be questionable but nevertheless using these should definitely be avoided in the future.

« Last Edit: June 19, 2006, 10:55:21 AM by Andy Velez »
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Offline mitko123

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Re: is this a problem
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2006, 11:15:44 AM »
I dont undestand you?
What is me chances? Do you think that i need a test for this incident

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Re: is this a problem
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2006, 11:29:48 AM »
mitko,

No, you do not need to test over this incident. You used a condom and so you were protected against hiv infection.

As Andy says, it is the receptive partner who stands to be more at risk of hiv infection through the use of condoms that have N-9 on them. Even then, the risk would only really come into play if the condom broke and infected ejaculate ended up inside the N-9 irritated anus or vagina.

It's just a good idea to stay away from condoms that contain N-9.

And once again, just for clarity's sake, you do not need to test over this protected incident. However, 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.

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 STIs together.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

You don't need to test over this specific incident unless it is part of a routine, annual check-up. If you've already had your annual check up, you don't need to test at all.

Ann
« Last Edit: June 19, 2006, 11:31:50 AM by Ann »
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Re: is this a problem
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2006, 12:09:26 PM »
Sorry about that. I should have clarified, but thank goodness Ann did. I was focusing on the problems for your partners.

You were protected during this incident. No testing is necessary.
Andy Velez

Offline mitko123

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Re: is this a problem
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2006, 03:13:57 AM »
Thank you!
Last question.
If I had rub sore on my penis and after I took off the condom I touched this place when I washed my penis with water is it possible to become infected.

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Re: is this a problem
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2006, 03:55:32 AM »
No, the chances of HIV infection is zero.

Offline mitko123

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Re: is this a problem
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2006, 05:22:51 AM »
please, can you explane why risk is zero I am scared and read a lot of articles but didnt find answer

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Re: is this a problem
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2006, 05:35:24 AM »
mitko,

It is not a risk because hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus that quickly becomes damaged and unable to successfully be transmitted when it is outside the human body. This is why transmission normally happens INSIDE the human body during unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse.

You  had protected intercourse. You had no risk.

Ann
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Re: is this a problem
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2006, 07:46:06 AM »
Nonoxynol-9 used to be marketed as a stand alone product aside from being included on lubed condoms. It used to be believed when used as a stand alone, it would prevent HIV transmission, later studies proved differently. Proper use ofLatex/polyurethane condoms & Water-based lubricants are your best defense against hiv transmission. Heres some info on condom usage that you may find helpful :

Do NOT use two condoms at once...doubling a condom can actually cause breakage, use one latex or polyurethane condom PROPERLY, and you will be 100% safe.

Always use waterbased lubricants, and always use latex or polyurethane condoms. Condoms manufactured in japan are actually the best, as they are ran through the most thorough inspections and tests, before being released to the public* Also, MALE condoms are most affective all the way around, comfort, reliability, etc.

Be sure to pinch the tip of the condom,expelling the air-pocket out of the tip before you put the condom on, and roll it down over you. The most commen contributers to condom breakage are air pockets, lack of sufficiant amount of water based lubricants, or the combination of the two.

where does doubling condoms fall into the equation? doubling a condom provides airpockets both between both : the two layers of condoms, and also between the first condom and your skin. doubling condoms, is comparable to russian roullette, you may get lucky a few times, but that luck wont last long....

In closing, never use an Oil-based/petroleum based lubricant, as they will weaken and break down the latex/polyurethane compounds, inviting breakage, and drastically increases the chances of breakage*

Some will say condoms arent 100%, however studies have proven, that when used PROPERLY, condoms do have 100% rating. Its sad that they post the stats that factor in incorrect use, when determining reliabilty ratings*

and dont forget, YOUR RESPONSIBILITY doesnt end when the condom is rolled down, it only takes a fraction of a second to check and make sure the condom is staying in place,etc....

The vast majority of condom breakage is due to airpockets or lack of a significant amount of water based lubricant or a combination of the two. Proper use of condoms without breakage, DO stop the risk of HIV transmission...100%

Good Luck & God Bless*
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Offline mitko123

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Re: is this a problem
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2006, 09:17:26 AM »
Thank you!
I will try to be calm.

 


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