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Condom broke just finished PEP
« on: August 05, 2020, 01:03:44 pm »
hi, I am male have sex with Escort protected, using condom, when penetrating  vagina its broke, I hear pop sound, but when I pull I still see my penis covered up, and cant make sure where is the hole. So I change it because I afraid it is broken.

I ran to my doctor, and the doctor at the first not give me pep because I cant make sure the condom broken and head of penis was covered based on my stories. The doctor also check my penis is not bleed and whatsoever. But in the end he gives me efavirenz, tenofovir and lamivudine for 28 days and I drank it 12 hours post the incident.

Now I am very afraid.. need reassurance here.. thanks 

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Re: Condom broke just finished PEP
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2020, 01:18:13 pm »
Hiya,

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the doctor at the first not give me pep because I cant make sure the condom broken and head of penis was covered based on my stories.

I would agree with the this. Look as long as the head of your penis was covered I don't really see an HIV concern and, if, the condom had broken during the act of intercouse it would be obvious.

Anyhow pretending it was broken, then the good news is that until the condom broke it would have been protecting you.

As you started PEP contuine the course, it's highly effective and based on what you posted I would fully expect a negative HIV result when you do test unless you have had other exposures.

Test at 6 weeks post-finishing PEP with a blood-drawn HIV antibodies test, a negative result at that time will rarely ever change, although, you can test for a definite result at 3 months post-finishing PEP if you wish.

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. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected 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: Condom broke just finished PEP
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2020, 01:25:25 pm »
Thanks jim, for your response. I dont know is it lucky or not when condom broke but penis still covered up. I hope I can move on and just test for next 6 weeks. Btw is it true even the condom broke + I drank PEP the chance to be positive is small? Thanks
« Last Edit: August 05, 2020, 01:41:35 pm by unlucky123 »

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Re: Condom broke just finished PEP
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2020, 01:54:18 pm »
Hiya,

PEP is pills that you need to take daily for 28 days, not sure what you mean with drank?

Anyhow the odds are small as a broken condom is not a huge risk and I suspect you did not even have a broken condom to start with.

Take your PEP pills as directed for 28 days, then test at 6 weeks post-finishing PEP with a blood-drawn HIV antibodies test, a negative result at that time will rarely ever change, although, you can test for a definite result at 3 months post-finishing PEP if you wish.
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Re: Condom broke just finished PEP
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2020, 02:00:27 pm »
Sorry I mean drink, okay thanks for reassurance jim!

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Re: Condom broke just finished PEP
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2020, 02:57:40 pm »
You're welcome
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