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Offline Rodrigo84

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Should I be tested?
« on: May 25, 2020, 05:50:03 am »
Dear Jim,

I would like you to evaluate the risk that I could have had.

On February 15 I had sex with a prostitute. First she performed oral sex on me with a condom and with that same condom we had vaginal sex for about 3 minutes. I ejaculated inside the condom and she took it from me. The only thing that worries me about that previous fellatio is that I felt her teeth (inferior incisors) on my penis for a couple of seconds. I don't know if the condom could have been damaged by that. The truth is that when I penetrated her with that same condom I didn't notice anything strange. At first glance the condom did not look broken when we finished (to be frank, I did not examine the condom when we finished, I only saw it briefly when she removed it with toilet paper). However, in recent days I sometimes think that the condom may have had a very small hole due to that moment I felt her teeth.
Minutes later she put another condom on me and performed oral sex on me again. This time I did not feel his teeth. Then, with that same condom we had vaginal sex for almost 5 minutes. I did not ejaculate. We stopped and she removed the condom from me.

Maybe this whole situation wouldn't bother me if it wasn't for a very slight irritation in my throat that appeared almost two months ago. It is a very slight irritation that does not bother me (sometimes it appears and disappears) but it does not completely go away until today.

Do you think I should be tested for this incident?

Greetings and thanks

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Re: Should I be tested?
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2020, 05:55:06 am »
Hiya,

What you felt made no difference to your risk.

Receiving a blowjob is no HIV risk to you whatsoever. As for the intercourse, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. If a condom fails during the act of intercourse it's obvious to the insertive partner. Thinking about small holes is irrational and a tad paranoid.

There is no reason to be stressing or testing outside of standard routine as long as this obvious issue did not happen.

Relax and move on with your life.

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 talking to your healthcare provider about 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.

Kind regards

Jim

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Offline Rodrigo84

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Re: Should I be tested?
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2020, 08:24:21 am »
Thanks for your prompt response.

So in this case (and in the future) I will assume that there are no problems with the condom unless it is visibly broken.

Cheers

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Re: Should I be tested?
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2020, 08:25:47 am »
You're welcome.
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