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Author Topic: My first sex. Can a condom protect me from HIV?  (Read 19161 times)

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Offline meg109

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My first sex. Can a condom protect me from HIV?
« on: November 17, 2012, 10:23:18 AM »
Hello everyone in this forum. I have a question and need all you guys to help.
2 week ago i have sex with a sex worker. I have sex with her only 1 minute. And i wear condom correctly. After sex i go to bathroom and carefully do water test on my condom. It not break and don't have any water leaking out. Question is:
1: Can i get HIV from this way?
2: I'm very stress and scared right now, what should i do?
I'm planning to test in 3 months. Thank for reading and answering.

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Re: My first sex. Can a condom protect me from HIV?
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2012, 12:33:08 PM »
 You never had an exposure, you had protected sex.

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Re: My first sex. Can a condom protect me from HIV?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2012, 01:05:15 PM »
As long as you always properly use a condom everytime for vaginal and anal intercourse you will be well protected. You have no cause for concern about HIV and there is no need for you to get tested.

Get on with your life and always use condoms for intercourse.
Andy Velez

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Can I continue my job as Construction Worker if my test comeback positive?
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2012, 11:02:48 AM »
It been 1 month that I have sex with Prostitutes :-[. I has protected sex (condom) with her. It lease than 1 minute vigina intercourse. I know that condom wasn't broke. Now i don't want to touch any prostites anymore, because i'm scare of HIV. I'm happy with my job and simple life. But HIV is on my mind everyday. I'm really scare of inflected virus.
1: Can i get virus in my Situation?
2: Can I continue my job as Construction Worker if my test comeback positive?

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Re: Can I continue my job as Construction Worker if my test comeback positive?
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2012, 11:50:03 AM »

You have NOT had a risk for hiv infection. To answer your specific questions:

1. NO. Protected intercourse is just that - protected. Condoms have been proven to prevent hiv infection. There have been three long-term studies of couples where one is positive and one is negative. In the couples who used condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, but no barrier for oral activities, not one of the negative partners became infected with hiv. Not one.

2. Of course hiv positive people can work as construction workers. But you don't have to worry about that because you have NOT had a risk for hiv infection.

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.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED TO TEST SPECIFICALLY FOR HIV OVER PROTECTED INTERCOURSE, 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. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

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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Can you told me about Early HIV symptoms?
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 08:49:57 AM »
Hi everyone in here. I know I should ask this question in (Am I Infected) topic.
But i don't have a choose or good place to ask more than here.
2 months a go i has protected sex with a sex worker. But it was protected sex without oral. I have been told my situation in many place. But many answers reply that: I probably fine and Not Infected with HIV.
But now I'm still worry and stress. Next month it will 3 months mark. And i will get a test.
Question is: I want to know about early HIV symptoms after possible exposed.
It would be great if your answer is include date.
Thanks. Live strong and Healthy.....

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Re: Can you told me about Early HIV symptoms?
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 09:03:29 AM »
You are not HIV positive and do not have permission to post in this forum. I have reported this post so that it can be moved to the AM I INFECTED forum.

It clearly states in the WELCOME THREAD (which you should have read BTW) that you are not allowed to post here. It is also rather disrespectful. You have been well advised in the AM I INFECTED forum about your non-risk.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Re: My first sex. Can a condom protect me from HIV?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 09:15:35 AM »
First of all, I have moved your latest question to this forum because as it states in the opening thread, this is where you should be asking your questions. Further it is a rule of the site that members must keep all of their questions in the same thread. This is the only place where you should be writing. You don't have to like our rules but you still need to follow them.

Now as to your latest question. Neither presence nor the absence of symptoms will ever tell you anything accurately about your HIV status. The essential fact is that you had protected intercourse. That's good because condoms provide very effective protection against HIV transmission. And unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse are the only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV.

There is nothing in what you are reporting which suggests you were at risk. Getting tested is not necessary for you unless you want to do it just for your peace of mind. Of course you're going to get a negative result based on what you have reported of your activities. By the way, even if you had oral sex that would not have been a risk for HIV.

You are worrying needlessly. Stop making problems where there isn't one. Get on with your life.   
Andy Velez


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