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Author Topic: I had unsafe insertive sex with someone who has HIV  (Read 3597 times)

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Offline puercoesbueno

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I had unsafe insertive sex with someone who has HIV
« on: August 05, 2011, 02:01:24 PM »
Some background: My boyfriend first started his HIV meds on May 1st of this year, after testing positive in April. I am circumcised, 21 years old.

My boyfriend and I had unprotected anal sex around July 12th of this year. I was the insertive/top partner. We noticed blood afterwards. I instantly jumped in the shower, urinated, and washed my dick with soap about three times. Then about an hour after sex, I took his HIV pills (1 blue, 1 red), and every day since then, I have taken his HIV pills as he takes them (1 blue every day, 1 red every 12 hours). I did this because I heard that PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis) is the same drug as the drugs that people with HIV take, and I cannot afford PEP (I have no health insurance).

The blue pill that I take once a day is called Truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) 200-300mg. The red pill that I take twice a day is called Isentress 400mg.

I just need to know how worried I should be and if I did the right things.
« Last Edit: August 05, 2011, 02:39:20 PM by puercoesbueno »

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Re: I had unsafe insertive sex with someone who has HIV
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2011, 03:17:59 PM »
First of all, you need to stop having unprotected anal sex with your bf or anyone else for that matter. You can have all the sex you want to with anyone you choose, but you need to do it the safer way which means always using a condom for anal, whether giving or receiving.

Although it is less risky for the insertive partner than for the receptive one. But lower risk is not the same thing as no risk. You had a single exposure and relatively brief from what you described. The pills you are taking may help, but I do not recommend your self-prescribing and using someone else's meds.

In order to hopefully confirm your negative status you have to test at 13 weeks after completing 28 days of HIV medications.
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Offline puercoesbueno

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How soon is too soon to see ARS (acquired immunodeficiency virus)?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2013, 11:39:31 PM »
I had unprotected, insertive anal sex with a gay man for about 3 minutes on Wednesday. The following Sunday, I had a really bad fever. Everywhere I look, ARS "as early as 2-4 weeks after exposure", and in my case, it hasn't even been a week.

So would this fever not be considered ARS, or can ARS happen within days?

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Re: I had unsafe insertive sex with someone who has HIV
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2013, 11:56:23 PM »
I have merged all of your threads into one . There is no need to start a new thread so please use this thread to post all of your questions and thoughts in . If you have trouble finding your thread go to your profile page and select show own post and it will take you to your thread .

The only way to tell if you have HIV is to test at the appropriate time . You can test at 6 weeks and then again at 3 months for a conclusive result .

The symptoms you describe are not specific to HIV and that's why we never discuss symptoms ... the only way to know is to test and you were at risk so go and get tested in 6 weeks and again in 3 months .

I see you didn't listen to Andy's advice since your last visit here and that's too bad and exactly how I ended up HIV positive , not taking advice well . 
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