|worried about aids
Sep 12, 2013
iam 25 year old my first sex with 18 year prostitute during the sex my condom break when condom break i quickly changed another condom so could i get aids plz tell me im very worried
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi Condoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission, as long as they are used correctly and do not break or slip off. With yours breaking, it does increase your risk but because you noticed right away and put a new one on your exposure was limited. The exposure though limited does put you at risk, a very small risk and not knowing the sex workers history it is important that you receive a full Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening which will include an HIV test. Your overall risk is small but again because the condom broke there was a increased risk. The guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested 3 weeks post exposure then again at 90 days. And as long as there were no other exposures during this time the test results are considered conclusive.
be well and stay safe, Shannon
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