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Offline MJ2494

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Risk Exposure and PCR Test
« on: January 20, 2023, 08:25:25 am »
Hi all,

Iím glad this forum exists, and Iím thankful for all help and answers as google shows various information.

On Saturday (early Sunday morning) I ended up bottoming unprotected with a guy I had just met (first time this has happened). I asked if he was clean, he said yes. Naturally not an actual indicator of his true status. He did ejaculate inside.

Fast forward, of course after becoming sober and reflecting on what had happened, I want to test for HIV as soon as possible. Here are the questions I have:

1.) My doctor asked me to come in for the HIV PCR next Wednesday (10 days after possible exposure). I read often that this is enough time for an accurate result over 90%, is this true? Most studies say that viral loads are definitely traceable by day 10. She also said the same. I will test at 6 weeks again anyways.

2.) If he did have HIV, most studies put the risk of transmission rate at 1.38% per exposure. This was the only exposure I had. Of course it only takes one time, but realistically are chances on my side?

So far I donít have any symptoms of initial infection (this is too early probably) besides the anxiety which causes me to feel like I have symptoms. Iím tracking temperature and all other things as well.

Itís crazy how one stupid, drunken decision can change your whole perspective on life. This is definitely not a situation I will ever get myself into again.

Thank you for your help!

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Re: Risk Exposure and PCR Test
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2023, 08:59:47 am »
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I asked if he was clean, he said yes.

So they washed, that's nice.

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Re: Risk Exposure and PCR Test
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2023, 09:08:07 am »
ďCleanĒ is German maybe, sorry for the confusion. By clean I mean HIV freeÖ
ďBist du clean.Ē

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Re: Risk Exposure and PCR Test
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2023, 11:19:11 am »
 ::) Du bist ein arschloch.

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Re: Risk Exposure and PCR Test
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2023, 11:25:13 am »
Pretending for a moment, your post is real and not just to take the piss,

Statistically, the odds of acquiring HIV are relatively low; HIV is not very infectious, and most of the population you have sex with will not even have HIV. From a risk assessment point of view, we will presume they are living with untreated HIV, but even with that, your odds could be as low as +-2% or as much as 25%+ with the right conditions.

You don't need PCR testing to know your HIV status; test at six weeks post your last potential exposure with a blood-draw (lab) HIV 1 & 2 antibody test. The result at this time will rarely change, and retesting at three months generally isn't needed. Also, consider getting an STI screening for easier-to-acquire STIs.

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Naturally not an actual indicator of his true status

Of course not; it's just an irrelevant question and answer. Even if they tested today and told the truth, it would be irrelevant for several reasons. If you want to reduce your risks, do so using condoms, and you could also consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of prevention.

Don't here post again; consider yourself warned and the topic closed

Here's what you need to know to reduce your HIV risks:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, with no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of protection against HIV

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other easier-acquired STIs. So please do get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms; testing is the only way to know.

Kind regards

Jim

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