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Offline gbr95

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Potential condom mishap
« on: July 11, 2019, 11:30:27 pm »
Hello,

I wanted to know my risks to a recent event. On May 31 (so around 6 weeks now) I hooked up with another guy. I was the insertive partner and we used condoms the entire time, an area of confusion and where I get concerned is--- at one point I wanted to switch positions and upon withdrawing noticed my condom wasn't on anymore. I don't recall it being taken off or anything at any point- afterwards he stood up and was able to pull it out (it was intact) from his ass. He believed that it just stayed in while I was withdrawing however I'm not entirely sure. How risky was this event?

I didn't have any issues but a few days ago, at around the 5 week mark I started to have a few symptoms like body aches, fatigue etc., Although I realize that symptoms are not indicative of infection I do worry myself too much. Would it even be typical to have ARS symptoms at 5 weeks?

How soon should I test and expect to have reliable results?

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Re: Potential condom mishap
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 02:16:18 am »
Hiya,

Condom being left behind whilst withdrawing is generally not an HIV concern for the insertive partner, although as you are unsure of what happened I would say test to be sure and, for peace of mind. 

Test at 6 weeks post encounter with an approved antibodies test, this result will rarely ever change, test at 3 months if you wish to confirm the results. Remember to also test for far easier to acquire STI's whilst you are at it.   

Regarding the symptoms like you said its not HIV specific, if you are still feeling unwell simply see your GP and, treat whatever is making you sick.   

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider taking PrEP going forward as an additional layer of HIV protection.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

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Offline gbr95

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Re: Potential condom mishap
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2019, 01:45:16 pm »
Hey everyone, I'm replying to the initial post to ask another scenario question. Thanks :)

I had a recent hookup where I was the bottom. It was fully protected with condoms so I'm not terribly worried about that. The thing I had a question about was, towards the end he had already cum and then started to finger my ass a little bit in order to get me off. Is there any way I could have potentially come into contact with HIV if he had cum or precum on the same fingers he was fingering me with?

Thank you all, I just want to know what the possibility in this instance is.

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Re: Potential condom mishap
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2019, 02:16:45 pm »
Hiya,

No fingering is not an HIV concern regardless of what fluids his fingers had been in contact with.

Best Jim
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Offline gbr95

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Re: Potential condom mishap
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2020, 09:28:15 pm »
Hey,

I just wanted to ask a few new questions and get a POV on them.

So my last negative test was in January, an oraquick. Since that time I started to see a new partner and in two previous encounters had unprotected oral and protected anal where I was the top. Unfortunately on our third encounter early this morning the condom had a rip, and then there was also a fuzzy period of not knowing where it went and if I had penetrated without a condom on.

This time, although my partner says he is negative, I decided it was not good for me to go on like I did a year ago with anxiety and went in to start PEP. So I'm currently on a standard 28 day dose of PEP, I just had full lab work done as well which I'll find out about soon.

Assuming my last oraquick came back negative and protected anal and unprotected oral we're my only two risks before the broken condom PEP, would it be safe to say those encounters will likely not have changed my status?

Finally, I started PEP within the first 24 hours, how reliable is it usually in preventing HIV infection? I plan on carrying on with the full 28 days and then I have an appointment to be prescribed PrEP, assuming all goes well.

Thank you again so much for your thoughtful responses here.

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Re: Potential condom mishap
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2020, 09:49:35 pm »
PEP is enormously effective if initiated within 72 hours of the concerning event (which you have done) and completed as prescribed.

Continue with your PEP regimen and work with your healthcare provider for a conclusive HIV-antibody test.

I fully expect that if you complete your PEP regimen, you will conclusively test negstive for HIV-antibodies.
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