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Author Topic: Sex with Thai CSW - hiv risk and should I test?  (Read 1421 times)

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Offline Worriedtidur

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Sex with Thai CSW - hiv risk and should I test?
« on: June 20, 2014, 06:42:08 AM »
Dear Members, please kindly advice me on this exposure as the doctor I saw put some serious concern on this exposure.

During the exposure was intoxicated, gave cunnilingus (only licked clitoral area) after intense fingering . CSW put condom on and condom was intact during entire intercourse. I did not ejaculate and immediately after stopping, I withdrew and while lying down I held the top of the condom and pulled off the condom very quickly. Condom did not break. But I am worried that some vaginal fluid might have contacted my penis due to this wrong removal method. During disposing the condom I may have pulled my foreskin back using my hands before washing.

I approached a dr and was put on pep (truvada and isentress) at 55hrs post exposure and completed the 1 month course with perfect adherence.

My concerns are was I ever at risk and if so what was my risk . Should I even bother testing?

The dr kept on about condoms only being 95% effective.

Please bear with me and advice me on this exposure.

Many thanks!

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Re: Sex with Thai CSW - hiv risk and should I test?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2014, 09:11:00 AM »
You are worried totally unnecesarily about this incident. The single most important fact in your story is that you wore a condom for intercourse. Sexually only unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse are confirmed risks for the transmission of the HIV virus.

Taking PEP was completely unnecesary in this instance, but you did it so there's no point in talking about it except to mention that it affects when you can get tested. When there has been a real risk, which I repeat you did not have, when there's been a real risk then testing is first done at 6 weeks after the completion of PEP. And a conclusive negative result is at 3 months after completion of PEP.

But I don't see any need for testing in your case except if you need the inevitable negative result simply for your peace of mind.

To answer your question again, you were never at risk and there's no need for testing. Get on with your life.
Andy Velez

Offline Worriedtidur

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Re: Sex with Thai CSW - hiv risk and should I test?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2014, 10:18:40 AM »
Hi Andy ,

I thank you for taking the time to reply and address my concerns.
I will try and move on from this and not let it trouble me. I do have a physical coming up in 8 weeks. Which I was dreading but reading you comments I have nothing to worry and go ahead with my physical ( which includes a hiv test).
Hoping for the best!


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Re: Sex with Thai CSW - hiv risk and should I test?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2014, 11:42:10 AM »
You'll do fine as far as HIV is concerned. You need to remember that sexually risk  is not about whether you are with a sex worker or a civilian, it's about what you do together. As long as you are always wearing a condom for intercourse you will be well protected.   
Andy Velez


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