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Re: Risk assessment
« Reply #50 on: April 29, 2012, 03:34:33 pm »
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Re: Risk assessment
« Reply #51 on: April 29, 2012, 03:37:32 pm »
About 30 minutes ago I just experienced a condom breakage being the receptive partner during anal sex. Just as he was going inside of me I heard a pop he pulled out immediately, and I told him I was done. He is a married, im assuming "bi-sexual" man. Luckily he was only inside of me no more than 5-10, 15 seconds at the most. Of Course he assures me he is clean and tells me he doesnt have unprotected sex too risky. We mad the mistake of using a vaseline instead of a lubricant, im sure thats what caused the breakage. I heard the pop of the condom and made him withrdaw, should i go out and get PEP? I know I am negative as I was tested in December and This was the second person I have ever had anal intercousre with the other person I used a condom wiht no breakage. Im just nervous scared and dont know what to do? Please help.

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Re: Risk assessment
« Reply #52 on: April 29, 2012, 03:40:26 pm »
Sorry you are right added it to my old thread is there anyway i can erase this one?

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Re: Risk assessment
« Reply #53 on: April 29, 2012, 03:50:29 pm »
I've merged your threads here. Use only this thread if you have anything else to add.

You had a risk but a very low level one. From what you have described I wouldn't expect any problem. I don't see PEP as being warranted in this case.

I'll also mention that using the term "clean" in relation to HIV status is totally unacceptable. One is not either clean or dirty. This is about a virus and a person is either HIV negative or HIV positive. I'm sure you don't mean to be offensive, but for those living with the virus, using terms like clean and dirty are very offensive.

Bottom line regarding your risk, I see it as extremely low and does not warrant your doing PEP. But of course you have to decide about that.
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Re: Risk assessment
« Reply #54 on: April 29, 2012, 03:59:34 pm »
I am so sorry, i was just stating exactly what he said. Never meant any offense to anyone I again apologize, so would u just recommend me testing at three months, as I said this guy assures me he is HIV- and Disease free, and before meeting he did ask me if I had condoms in case things led in a different direction. So those are indicators he is safe sex oriented. And as I previously stated he was only in me for a few seconds before I heard the pop and he immediately withdrew. just want to make sure im doing everything i am supposed to be.

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Re: Risk assessment
« Reply #55 on: April 29, 2012, 04:03:27 pm »
OK re no offense.

Common sense dictates that you should get tested in 3 months to confirm your negative status. You can do an initial test at 6 weeks. A negative at that point will be a likely and good sign that you will continue to test negative.
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Re: Risk assessment
« Reply #56 on: April 29, 2012, 04:40:13 pm »
Thanks for your advice, one more question may I ask why do u call it a low level risk? I also thought the same thing because there was no ejaculation  or even pre-ejaculate(i guess it could have been a small amount) the condom was still completely dry I think it just was what we use for lubrication that caused the breakage. Or was it because he was inside of me for only a few seconds? Just seems the things I am always extremely concerned about are low risk from looking back on my history on this site.

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Re: Risk assessment
« Reply #57 on: April 29, 2012, 05:08:30 pm »
Thanks for your advice, one more question may I ask why do u call it a low level risk? I also thought the same thing because there was no ejaculation  or even pre-ejaculate(i guess it could have been a small amount) the condom was still completely dry I think it just was what we use for lubrication that caused the breakage. Or was it because he was inside of me for only a few seconds? Just seems the things I am always extremely concerned about are low risk from looking back on my history on this site.

It was an extremely brief, one-time-only event without ejaculation. That's why I say a low level risk.

And yes, in the past you have been "extremely concerned." Unduly so in terms of the realities of HIV tranmission. Let's not go through another extended round about this latest event. I expect you to come out of this ok. 
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Re: Risk assessment
« Reply #58 on: October 17, 2014, 03:51:24 am »
I participated in anal sex yesterday (receptive partner). I used a fresh condom and lubricant (KY Jelly). There was no condom breakage during the intercourse. I laid on my stomach and my partner was on top of me, he ejaculated inside the condom inside me. As he pulled out he did not grab the base of the condom, so basically he just slipped out leaving the condom inside of me after he pulled out the base of the condom was hanging outside of my anus. This made me somewhat anxious, I went to the bathroom and filled the condom with water it was clearly full of semen, but where my concern comes is should I be concerned semen got inside of me, would I feel differently, I am new to be penetrated and very tight I checked and only could feel lubricant inside of me. I am very safe sex oriented and have only done anal a few times because I'm afraid of something happening. I just went to my PCP on Monday and had my full panel done (yearly test). I have been having sex with this partner for a few months now he states he was tested a few months ago, and he has agreed to take a rapid test for my peace of mind. I'm just seeing if I have a cause of concern, need to take PEP etc. Thanks for your help and input.

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Re: Risk assessment
« Reply #59 on: October 17, 2014, 08:15:24 am »
You have been repeatedly warned not to start new threads but yet you did it again .

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.

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Re: Risk assessment
« Reply #60 on: October 17, 2014, 10:06:09 am »
My apologies I haven't used this site in two years I forgot the policy. My only concern was any leakage into me. As I stated, I did fill the condom with water up  and it clearly was full of semen. Just want to make sure I didn't have a risk or if PEP was warranted.

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« Reply #61 on: October 17, 2014, 10:11:03 am »
Any sexual fluids that are outside the body are not infectious for HIV so you need not worry about it seeping and leaking and creeping . It was not a risk . 
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« Reply #62 on: September 20, 2021, 08:37:55 pm »
I have a regular sexual partner that I have been having protected receptive anal sex with for over a year. He is a married man that "identifies" as straight. He claims to be HIV- and we have never had unprotected sex or a condom break. I am tested for HIV/STDs regularly and as of last week I am HIV-. I started PREP last week (Truvada (generic) once daily). Just earlier I foolishly had about a minute of unprotected receptive anal sex. He did not ejaculate inside me as after a few strokes I came to my senses and we finished as normal with a condom. I know PREP isn't PEP but seeing as I have only been on PREP for about a week I'm sure I am not "fully protected." I am wondering would PEP be warranted in this scenario. Thank you.

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Re: Risk assessment
« Reply #63 on: September 20, 2021, 08:54:54 pm »
Hiya,

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He is a married man that "identifies" as straight. He claims to be HIV- and we have never had unprotected sex or a condom break. I am tested for HIV/STDs regularly and as of last week I am HIV-.

Totally irrelevant.

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I started PREP last week (Truvada (generic) once daily). Just earlier I foolishly had about a minute of unprotected receptive anal sex. He did not ejaculate inside me as after a few strokes I came to my senses and we finished as normal with a condom. I know PREP isn't PEP but seeing as I have only been on PREP for about a week I'm sure I am not "fully protected." I am wondering would PEP be warranted in this scenario. Thank you.

Anyhow, regarding PrEP after 7 days of taking PrEP daily, it would reach maximum protection from HIV for receptive anal sex. It's highly effective against HIV but not a guarantee so do test more routinely i.e. every 3 months for HIV and easier to acquire STI's.

As for taking PEP over this incident, this is totally up to you. Please note if you are considering PEP you should start taking this as soon as possible after exposure starting no later than 72 hours post-exposure

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Continue taking PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get tested regularly for STI's including but not limited to HIV.

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and, the only way of knowing is by testing.

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Re: Risk assessment
« Reply #64 on: September 20, 2021, 09:00:29 pm »
Why did you start a new thread?

I know you checked your old thread from 2007 before posting today...
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« Reply #65 on: September 20, 2021, 09:06:11 pm »
It gave a message suggesting to start a new thread since the post was so old......

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« Reply #66 on: September 20, 2021, 09:20:26 pm »
That's selective reading/thinking.

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You should be very sure considering it's been explained a few times already that as a member of this forum section you must post within this single thread.

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Past warnings on the subject.

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Re: Risk assessment
« Reply #67 on: September 20, 2021, 09:24:49 pm »
That's selective reading/thinking.

The note would have been:
You should be very sure considering it's been explained a few times already that as a member of this forum section you must post within this single thread.

I'm not going to keep merging threads and warning you as the last mods & admins did. If you post outside the thread again it will lead to a ban.

Past warnings on the subject.

Understood, I haven't been on here since 2014. Is there a reason you have to be so rude about it?

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« Reply #68 on: September 20, 2021, 09:32:13 pm »
Rude, you already tried that once with Ann.

You know the rules, you accessed the thread today and had been warned 7 times already! So today I am being crystal clear with you on the subject, leaving no doubt.

Consider this the final warning.

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« Reply #69 on: September 20, 2021, 09:41:46 pm »
Rude, you already tried that once with Ann.

You know the rules, you accessed the thread today and had been warned 7 times already! So today I am being crystal clear with you on the subject, leaving no doubt.

Consider this the final warning.

I haven't used this outlet in 7 plus years. I'm sorry I don't remember the rules. I initially tried to reply to that thread and when I saw that message I assumed it was best to create a new one. I do feel like you barely answered my question and then began to bite my head of like I'm a child, and to think I paid to have a question answered. I was having a stressful moment in life and was looking to get some advice instead I was yelled at by you about  merging a thread. Your warning was Crystal clear, this ISN'T the place to come to for advice. You be blessed and stay well Jim.

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« Reply #70 on: September 20, 2021, 09:44:51 pm »
Nobody yelled at you, I've been very clear on the subject and you're welcome. Now, if you come back with more gripes about the warning provided it will also lead to a ban.

Now, unless I'm mistaken your questions posted about the risk event were all addressed.
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« Reply #71 on: September 21, 2021, 02:14:17 pm »
I've read online that taking PREP delays HIV test results. If this is true and I wait the required timeframe my test still may not be accurate due to me taking the medication. Would I need to stop taking the medicine in order to receive an accurate result?

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« Reply #72 on: September 21, 2021, 02:27:30 pm »
Hiya.

It's a rare issue, it's also one of the reasons PrEP users should be testing more frequently and four additional weeks are added to testing post finishing PEP.

So if you switch to PEP I would recommend testing 6 weeks after finishing the course.

If you continue with PrEP program, which by design gives a layer of protection against HIV, then just test as you routinely should i.e every three months and talk to your healthcare provider during the screenings.
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Re: Risk assessment
« Reply #73 on: September 21, 2021, 02:52:32 pm »
I decided to stick with the PREP and test as I should. Not saying it couldn't happen but it was literally for 60 seconds and I came to my senses and got a new condom continued with protected sex until we were done. My biggest risk would have been a miniscule amount of prec*m if anything at all. Thanks for the prompt response.

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« Reply #74 on: September 22, 2021, 07:33:10 am »
You're welcome.
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