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Author Topic: Was that a risky encounter?  (Read 539 times)

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Offline Jartan

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Was that a risky encounter?
« on: May 06, 2020, 02:53:00 am »
I知 a bit worried about my recent sexual encounter and potential HIV risk. I had sex with the same guy twice, around 2 weeks ago. Once he was a bottoming, the other time I was. We used condom for full penetration however there was some dipping involed mutiple times both ways. We also had oral sex. He is on daily PreP and recently tested negative. I知 HIV- however not taking PreP curently. Later I have found out that 1-2 days before having sex with me, he had bareback sex (insertive) with 2 guys, both HIV positive but on treatment. I知 trying to calm my mind that the risk of me potentially contracting HIV is minimal but I壇 like your opinion on this please. 

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Re: Was that a risky encounter?
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2020, 03:02:06 am »
Hiya,

His claimed PrEP status and, who he has slept with is totally irrelevant.

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some dipping involed mutiple times both ways

That's your HIV risk and, we do recommend testing post unprotected intercourse to confirm your HIV status. Test at 6 weeks post the last time you engaged in condomless intercourse with a blood-drawn HIV antibodies test, a negative result at that time will rarely ever change, although, if you want a definite result you can retest at 3 months.

Also, test for far easier to acquire STI's whilst you are it and perhaps talk to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of protection from HIV going forward. 

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: Was that a risky encounter?
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2020, 03:17:49 am »
Thanks Jim. I値l get tested for sure as usual, just trying to ease my mind a bit until that time. He is definitely on regular PreP. I known him for several months, saw his stock of medication, saw him taking pills regularly. He tested negative like a week ago so after having sex with me. I知 curious however if him having sex with me shortly after having sex with someone else HIV+, is putting me at additional risk.

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Re: Was that a risky encounter?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2020, 03:43:01 am »
Hiya,

Look I suspect you will be fine, however, as you had a risk test to confirm your HIV status.

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He is definitely on regular PreP. I known him for several months, saw his stock of medication, saw him taking pills regularly. He tested negative like a week ago so after having sex with me.

Look unless you lock him up 24/7 for a few months and test him regularly his results are totally meaningless to you. Same goes for the PrEP.

Let me put it like this, start protecting yourself before it ends in tears and long posts about how you thought you were safe! I'm not trying to be rude but too many people have that story, don't let it be yours.

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I知 curious however if him having sex with me shortly after having sex with someone else HIV+, is putting me at additional risk.

No, in short, for risk assessments we simply presume the person you slept with is HIV positive although perhaps without their knowledge. The risk doesn't get bigger than that.

I'll add purely as education piece regarding PLHIV on treatment.
https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=71864.0

Treatment as prevention (TasP) refers to the use of antiretroviral (ARV) medication to prevent HIV transmission.

A person living with HIV (PLHIV), who is on Antiretroviral Therapy (ART) and has achieved an undetectable viral load* in their blood for at least 6 months, can not sexually transmit HIV.

This is also known as Undetectable = Untransmittable (U=U)
(*undetectable viral load defined as less than 200 copies/milliliter)

Jim
« Last Edit: May 06, 2020, 04:38:01 am by Jim Allen »
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