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Offline Wonderer123

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Do I have to be worried?
« on: September 20, 2022, 11:08:43 pm »
Hello everybody,

So last year on July 20th, I had an exposure to a possible dipping from a sex worker, worried I took PEP [Instagra (Dolutegravir) + Tenof EM it was made from India if it matters] after 9 hours from that incident. The regime was taken as intended but I skipped only once but took the missed dosage after 6 hours.

After that, 20 days later, August 9th, I just had a massage which included anal fingering (Her finger in me) and body licking.

8 weeks post PEP (I finished the regime on August 19th), around October 19th, I took a a 4th generation ECLIA HIV test, and it came back negative.

Can I conclude that I can be relieved by the negative result?

Oh and I had to sexual encounters after that on October 21, I had a protected sex with an escort (the condom didn't look unusual? I am still not sure how a broken condom looks like haha, but it seemed normal when I took it off) → I used a Durex condom

After that on October 25th, I had another sexual encounter with a sexual escort, this time I received an unprotected blow job, unprotected anal fingering (her finger in me) and also body licking but we had protected sex (Condom again came of normal?) → Here we used an unlabeled packaged condom

I didn't do a water test or anything as I believe it could cause a tear and that it is dumb. But should I be worried for the sexual encounters post testing? I know my annual check up is up but I haven't had sex or any sexual practices for the past 11 months. I am sorry for wasting your time but I just needed reassurance.

The reason for this sudden increase in anxiety was because, I was reading the news and it said there is an increase in transmission of STDs in the past two years. Just wanted some reassurance from pros and a credible source like you guys.

Thank you and have a nice day

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Re: Do I have to be worried?
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2022, 03:34:29 am »
Hiya,

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I had an exposure to a possible dipping from a sex worker, worried I took PEP [Instagra (Dolutegravir) + Tenof EM it was made from India if it matters] after 9 hours from that incident. The regime was taken as intended but I skipped only once but took the missed dosage after 6 hours.

8 weeks post PEP (I finished the regime on August 19th), around October 19th, I took a a 4th generation ECLIA HIV test, and it came back negative.

"Dipping"

So you had condomless intercourse, took PEP and tested eight weeks post PEP.  PEP is highly effective, and the non-reactive result after this incident is reliable.

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The reason for this sudden increase in anxiety was because, I was reading the news and it said there is an increase in transmission of STDs in the past two years.

Any sex, even when it's not an HIV concern, comes with risks for other STIs. Sex with a condom, even intact, comes with risks. An example would be other STIs that, unlike HIV, can be passed on through skin-to-skin contact in areas not covered by a condom.

There are things you can do to reduce your risks. Such as getting vaccinated against  Hepatitis B & HPV, using condoms consistently, testing at least yearly for HIV & STIs and considering PrEP ( pre-exposure prophylaxis) as an additional layer against HIV.

Here's what you need to know to reduce your HIV risks:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, with no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of protection against HIV

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other easier acquired STIs. So please do get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

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.

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Do I have to be worried?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2022, 03:36:04 am »
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I just had a massage which included anal fingering (Her finger in me) and body licking.

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I had another sexual encounter with a sexual escort, this time I received an unprotected blow job, unprotected anal fingering (her finger in me) and also body licking but we had protected sex (Condom again came of normal?)

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I had a protected sex with an escort (the condom didn't look unusual? I am still not sure how a broken condom looks like haha, but it seemed normal when I took it off) → I used a Durex condom


Receiving a blowjob lacks the conditions required for acquiring HIV; thus it makes sense that after nearly 40 years of this pandemic in terms of BJs, there hasn't been a single documented case of HIV transmission to an insertive partner (the person being "sucked"), and you will not be the worlds first.

Fingering or being fingered also isn't an HIV risk and neither is body licking or touching.

As for intercourse, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. Unless a condom obviously fails during intercourse, there is no reason to be stressing or testing for HIV outside of the standard yearly routine.
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Offline Wonderer123

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Re: Do I have to be worried?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2022, 11:34:38 am »
Hi Jim,

Thank you for the prompt response!

Yeap, "Dipping" meant I penetrated her without realising it, but I did wear a condom after 30 seconds

But overall should I just relax and move on with my life?


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Re: Do I have to be worried?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2022, 11:48:21 am »
Yeah, you had condomless intercourse but took PEP and tested.

Relax, move on with your life, use condoms and test out of routine yearly for STIs & HIV.



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