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Author Topic: Insertive anal sex without a condom  (Read 1324 times)

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Offline Praguer2281

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Insertive anal sex without a condom
« on: July 27, 2019, 09:10:18 am »
I went for what I thought would be a normal massage but the guy got on top of me and inserted his penis and stroked a few times. I stopped him and pulled him off and began questioning him. I've been in a 7 year monogamous relationship without fear of infection so I'm not on Prep. The guy told me he was on Prep, had no STDs etc, and he definitely did not cum. What are my risks?

Thank you

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Re: Insertive anal sex without a condom
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2019, 10:34:38 am »
Hiya,

His claimed status or PrEP habits simply mean nothing at all.

Look all it all, it sounds like a brief exposure and, I suspect you would be fine from this incident although as it was a potential exposure do test at 6+ weeks post-encounter with an approved HIV 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.   

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I've been in a 7 year monogamous relationship

If you have been or are engaging in unprotected intercourse with your partner this would as example meet all the biological conditions needed for acquiring HIV. Its the main transmission route globally.

Now I don't judge couples that decide to engage in unprotected intercourse, it's often based on trust within a relationship, however, just note this trust or faith does not prevent HIV and any unprotected intercourse is simply accepting a possible risk to you of acquiring HIV.

Test regularly, understand the risks.   

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 starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

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

Jim

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Re: Insertive anal sex without a condom
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2019, 03:52:19 pm »
Thanks for the response. From what I read here and what I heard talking with an HIV counselor the risk is low but still get tested in 4-6 weeks. That makes feel a little better. Thanks again.

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Re: Insertive anal sex without a condom
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2019, 04:09:27 pm »
You're welcome
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Re: Insertive anal sex without a condom
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2019, 04:54:38 pm »
Curious to know about the instant test that gives you results within minutes v those that get sent off to a lab and take days to come back. It's been about 6 weeks since potential exposure and the HIV clinic near me only does the instant test and says it's for 3 month exposure. What's the difference?

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Re: Insertive anal sex without a condom
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2019, 05:42:23 pm »
3 months remains conclusive although a 6 weeks test results rarely ever change.  Unless it's a swap or home test as we then just tell people to wait for the full 3 months and test once.

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Curious to know about the instant test that gives you results within minutes v those that get sent off to a lab and take days to come back.

Well a bit crude but in short below is the differences

Blood draw, antibodies test

The blood sample will be sent to a laboratory for analysis. In the lab, a technician will add the sample to a petri dish containing the specific HIV antigen. If your blood contains antibodies to the antigen, the two will bind together. The technician will check this by adding an enzyme to the petri dish and observing how your blood and the antigen react.

Rapid antibodies test (Blood)

Often the tests will have a stick with a control and the antigens for HIV are fixed on one particular strip along the rapid test stick. Towards the end of the testing stick are control antigens to show that the test worked.

The chemical, called a buffer, is simple to facilitate the testing process and does not contain HIV.  The chemical causes the antibodies in the blood to flow along the test stick. When they pass over the section with the antigens, if there are any antibodies for HIV present then they will stick to these antigens and cause a line or change colour depending on the test.

Jim 
 
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