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Author Topic: Do I Need to Do Another Checkup  (Read 2320 times)

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Do I Need to Do Another Checkup
« on: April 09, 2013, 05:37:09 AM »
Hi everyone,

I'm a heterosexual male, and I have an uncircumcised penis. Can anyone give me feedback on how risky my exposure was. So basically, I've had many unprotected oral sex and protected vaginal sex with thai csw. About two or three months back, the condom broke and i didn't realized until I switch position which is about 10 to 15 minutes maybe? I know that symptoms are unreliable but recently i had abscess on my hip and a couple of runny nose and coughs. I'm really afraid to go for check up now, may I know what are the chances of me having an HIV? Your kind response with be greatly appreciated.

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Re: condom broke with thai csw
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2013, 05:40:48 AM »
You can obtain your conclusive test result, 3 months post exposure.

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Do I Need to Do Another Checkup
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2013, 12:49:14 AM »

I just tested for HIV recently. My exposure was about 6 to 9 months ago, I had a broken condom accident. So I told the doctor that my exposure was 6 months long. I did a test (I'm not sure what's the name of the test). It's basically drawing my blood and drip it on a strip of paper, kinda like an indicator paper? The result was negative.

The thing is, I am a sexually active straight guy, I had sex with strangers about a month back. But I used condom and there wasn't any accident. So my questions are:

1. is my result conclusive for the broken condom accident?
2. can the test that I did detect the more recent sexual activities that I had a month ago, should I get infected?
3. and lastly, should I do another check up in 2 more months?

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Re: Do I Need to Do Another Checkup
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2013, 01:35:29 AM »
The testing window for HIV has been three months for over a decade now, and is in the process of narrowing further.

You have tested conclusively negative for your broken condom incident.

"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."

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Re: Do I Need to Do Another Checkup
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2013, 05:49:10 AM »

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep everything in one thread. It doesn't matter how long it has been since you last posted in your thread or if the subject matter is different.

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1. is my result conclusive for the broken condom accident?

Yes, you are conclusively hiv negative.

2. can the test that I did detect the more recent sexual activities that I had a month ago, should I get infected?

You did not have a risk for hiv infection a month ago. You used a condom, and protected intercourse is NOT a risk for hiv infection.

3. and lastly, should I do another check up in 2 more months?

No. You do not need further testing until it's time for your six-monthly or yearly routine sexual health check up.

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 FURTHER HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME, 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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