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Condom broke during sex

Apr 15, 2012

Dear Doctor,

18 days ago, i have sex with a escort in Paris. Unfortunately the condom broke during anal sex and when i notice it (max 30 seconds) i immediately change the condom with a new one and continue like this. After sex, i wash my genitals with a hot water and soap. I am circumsized man.

Today (18. day) i go to a lab and they test me with 4. generation combo duo test. The results are negative (0.040 > 1.00).

My question is, when we think about all the risk factors, do i need to re-test?

many thanks for your answer.


Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

A one-time brief incident as the insertive partner is unlikely to put you at too high of a risk for HIV. However, if you are concerned, you must wait until the 90 day mark before a negative test result can be considered conclusive.

In health,


Condom breaking at base. What's my risk?
thank you sir cordova. :)

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