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Author Topic: Risky encounter a few months back  (Read 1178 times)

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Offline CuriousandScared

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Risky encounter a few months back
« on: August 06, 2012, 02:10:17 PM »
Hey folks,

Well, like many in this forum, I'm more than a little nervous.  I had a bit of a risky encounter with another man in the beginning of June.  It's not something I've ever done, but curiosity got the best of me, and I did the whole craigslist thing.

As the insertive partner, I took precautions, and would never dream of not wearing a condom, but it broke (something I'd not experienced before).  I'm not sure how long it had been broken, but I noticed it prior to ejaculation, and stopped. 

I talked with the guy about his status, and he assured me he's always safe, etc...  But of course, that's just his word.  I've been watching my health like a hawk, with plans to get some tests in a few weeks.

Just yesterday, I came down with a random fever.  Granted this was after a wedding, interacting with a lot of people, and drinking, but the timeline of it scares me a tad.

Would now be a good time to get tested?  It's been about 8-9 weeks since the encounter.  What do you think my chances are?

After doing a lot of reading, the statistics are pretty heavily stacked against exposure, so that's comforting I suppose, but... again, like many in this forum, I'm very nervous about the whole thing.

Where's the best place to find a testing clinic that can be anonymous?  How much does a rapid test usually cost?

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Risky encounter a few months back
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2012, 02:24:07 PM »
Having a condom break is a risk, but a low level one and even more so for the insertive rather than the receptive partner.

Add to that it was a one-time event during which you were protected until the condom broke and it all leads me to expect you to test negative.

You can test now as you are past 6 weeks. A negative at 6 weeks or more is a strong indication that you will test negative for a conclusive negative at 3 months.

As for any symptoms, discuss them with your doctor. I don't see this as an HIV situation and I expect you to come out of this ok.
Andy Velez


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