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One off insertive encounter
« on: September 01, 2022, 12:29:05 pm »
Hello everyone,

About three weeks ago I made the biggest mistake of my life. Iíve only ever been with women. Well a few weeks ago I was on vacation and very drunk and made an awful decision and hooked up with a cross dresser. I was the insertive partner unprotected and I am circumcised. The entire thing lasted about 3-5 minutes. The next day I sought pep and started the regimen within about 14 hours I did test positive for chlamydia at my initial screening which I also got medicine for. Iíve had perfect adherence and have one week left. Iíve just been really freaking out about this entire situation. I know all I can do is wait and test 6 weeks post pep and 13 weeks post pep but itís just hard to not think about it. So Iíve got two questions

1) would there be any benefit to screening before that six week point?

2) would you expect a one off insertive encounter like this covered by pep to be negative? I know all I can do is test but Iíd like to think the odds are on my side here but Iím still freaking out.

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Re: One off insertive encounter
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2022, 12:42:15 pm »
Hiya,

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HIV is ultimately always acquired in one go, whether the contact was with a woman or a man or if you know them or not. HIV is not like Windows 95 installing bit by bit over 13 goes.

Anyhow, understand you had condomless intercourse and started PEP within 24 hours.

Thankfully, PEP is highly effective, and I suspect you will be fine; just test to confirm that with a blood draw lab HIV antibody test six weeks post finishing PEP, a non-reactive result at that time will rarely ever change and generally, retesting three months post PEP isn't needed.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
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: One off insertive encounter
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2022, 02:56:20 pm »
Thanks for your reply jim I really appreciate it.

I know you get tons of questions and Iím sure tons of repeat questions. But how common would you say PEP failure is. Do you see many PEP failures? Should I be confident that PEP will be successful in my case? Iím sorry for the question Iím just really uneasy and honestly freaking out. Iíve certainly learned my lesson moving forward to avoid this situation. Just hope this wasnít a lesson learned too late.
Thanks again

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Re: One off insertive encounter
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2022, 03:01:12 pm »
Like I said I suspect that you will be fine, just test to confirm that.

PEP is highly effective and you should fully expect a negative HIV test result.
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Re: One off insertive encounter
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2022, 03:56:05 pm »
Jim, following up on my situation.

Thank you for providing the past reassurance that I should fully expect a negative test result. Despite this Iíve had a hard time not thinking about the potential of contracting hiv from this encounter.

Upon completing pep with perfect adherence I was tested 4 1/2 weeks post exposure. This result was negative. Iím aware that this is not conclusive but would it be very rare for the result to change at this point?

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Re: One off insertive encounter
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2022, 06:59:31 am »
Look, any non-reactive result is a good sign but repeat testing at the appropriate time to confirm your HIV status.

In the meantime, stop focusing on HIV and live your life.
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