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Author Topic: Unprotected Anal and Vaginal with a Sex worker  (Read 3125 times)

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Offline Asianlover

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Unprotected Anal and Vaginal with a Sex worker
« on: August 14, 2011, 09:51:43 AM »
Hello everyone, this is a great forum you have here and if theres anyway to donate money, I would love to help.

Before you chastise me for such insane behaviour I engaged in from the title of this thread, I know, it was stupid.  So stupid that it has been my SAW moment (for those of you who have seen the SAW movies, where the abducted victim learns to appreciate life through a traumatic death trap).  Over the past 2 weeks I have been praying that I still am negative after engaging in unprotected (bareback) sex with a Korean prostitute for about 30 mins (both vaginal and anal), based in the UK .  What was I thinking?  I really dont know.  But one things for sure is that I will never do this again EVER.

The thing thats really messed me up is the symptoms of acute HIV infection that I have been experiencing.  First, was a sore throat which progressed to difficulty swallowing.  (this could have been caused by a dioxcylcine antibiotic which got lodged in my throat however for another non specific infection) This came on 9 days post exposure. Other symptoms include a slight fever, slight tiredness and lack of energy, and throbbing pains in my right hand every now and again. 

I took my first HIV test about 7 days after exposure and it came out negative, I took another test 12 days after exposure and I have not had a call back yet from the gum clinic (she said that if they found anything I would be called back) It is now 16 days post exposure and my eyes are slightly bloodshot, but theres no rash thankfully.

Could someone please let me know what the chances of catching HIV are from a single act of unprotected anal sex with a sex worker in the UK?  I will be having another test in 2 weeks time again for further confirmation,


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Re: Unprotected Anal and Vaginal with a Sex worker
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 11:35:09 AM »

The presence or absence of symptoms will never ever tell you a single thing about your hiv status - ONLY antibody testing at the appropriate time will.

The earliest you should retest is at or after six weeks. The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days. A six week negative is highly unlikely to change, but must be confirmed at the three month point.

As the insertive partner, you are much more likely to end up with one of the other, more easily transmitted infections than you are to end up with hiv. Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus and is more difficult to transmit from the receptive partner to the insertive one. More difficult, but not impossible.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

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 sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

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

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.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

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Re: Unprotected Anal and Vaginal with a Sex worker
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 11:47:45 AM »

As the insertive partner, you are much more likely to end up with one of the other, more easily transmitted infections than you are to end up with hiv. Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus and is more difficult to transmit from the receptive partner to the insertive one. More difficult, but not impossible.


So whats the chances I have aids from the act?   1:10 ?  1:200?


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