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Offline seanryan88

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Needing advice
« on: February 08, 2020, 12:19:13 pm »
Dear operators,

I've had a one night stand with a guy over 3 months ago. I haven't received or had given oral sex. Only anal intercourse, I wore a condom.  I noticed that I pressed too hard on the top of the penis shaft that caused a bruise before I placed on condom. When I pulled it out I think bruised part got exposed... I got scared, I went to the emergency the next morning, they told me I have nothing to worry about. I had all over std testing for everything 6 weeks after this incident.  They all came back negative. Then I had to take antibiotics for my prostate for 2 weeks I had a cold. At 13 weeks l had and Elisa 4th gen. lab test, blood was withdrawn from my vein that came back negative. I have been experiencing a sore throat in the past two months that doesn't want to go away. It might be my anxiety is taking over I am not sure... I have read that infection can be found after 3 weeks with new tests. Shall I retest in the 16th week just to be sure? I'm trying to leave this behind me...

Thanks for your advice, I really do appreciate it.

Sean

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Re: Needing advice
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 12:25:11 pm »
Hiya

What do you mean got exposed when pulling out? The condom was still covering the head of your penis during the act of intercourse correct?
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Re: Needing advice
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2020, 12:33:06 pm »
Hi Jim,

Yes, the condom was covering it. didn't slip off.

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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 12:36:37 pm »
Hiya,

Then you had no exposure to test over, so relax, move on with your life. I don't recommend the continued merry-go-round of testing for no reason.

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

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 easier to transmit 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.

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Needing advice
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2020, 12:47:24 pm »
Hey Jim,

Thanks for your advice, I will try!  I have learnt a lot about this condition in the past few weeks. Although, my anxiety is hardly letting me move on... I am seeking counseling.

Sean

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Re: Needing advice
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2020, 12:51:25 pm »
I wish you well with the counselling. Testing over nothing is not a coping strategy, it's something you may wish to discuss during a session with your therapist. 

All the best.

Jim
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