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Author Topic: Question about Condom broke and Pep  (Read 2247 times)

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Offline vladislaus

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Question about Condom broke and Pep
« on: August 21, 2013, 12:43:23 PM »
I'm sorry because my English is bad.
I had a problem a week ago. My condom was broken when i was having a vaginal sex, total of unsafe time estimate about 10-15 seconds and my penis hasn't got any injury.
I met doctor after that but he said I don't need taking PEP because my risk is very low and PEP is very harmful with health.
Do you agree with this conclusion, please assess this problem for me? Now, I'm still in stress  :(

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Re: Question about Condom broke and Pep
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2013, 01:10:54 PM »
You did have a low risk , its rare for the insertive partner in sex to go on to test positive after a brief exposure or condom break .

I would agree with your doctor . Be sure to get tested at 6 weeks pat the exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results . I would expect a negative HIV test . 
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Re: Question about Condom broke and Pep
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2013, 02:15:59 AM »
Thanks for quick reply !

Can I use combo test method at 22th day ?

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Re: Question about Condom broke and Pep
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2013, 08:49:32 AM »
The average time to seroconversion is 22 days. If you do a combo test at that point and get a negative it would be encouraging of course. But it is at 6 weeks that a negative result is encouraging. And at 3 months it is conclusive.
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Re: Question about Condom broke and Pep
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2013, 05:49:29 AM »
I just have a combo ag/ab test at 28th day and result is negative.
My doctor said with 4th gen test, it's a conclusive. Thanks for your help so much !

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Re: Question about Condom broke and Pep
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2013, 09:11:50 AM »
That's a happy result for sure. Here we continue to follow the CDC's more cautious recommendation and use 3 months as the testing point for a conclusive negative result.

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