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Condom broke with HIV+ female

Aug 23, 2014

I was having protected sex with a CSW and the condom broke during the act. I must have had 6-7 mins of unprotected sex, however i did not ejaculate. After discovering the condom broke i stopped. I am uncircumcised. This happened 15 days ago and i was freaking out so i got an icare HIV kit and told the CSW to take the test, which came out positive. She was totally shocked and told me it is impossible, that she has a baby and she got tested during her pregnancy. She also told me she had a blood transfusion done once.

I am totally freaking out now that it is confirmed she was positive. What are my odds? I heard that the odds are 1/2000 for penile vaginal sex, and chances decrease to 50 percent if uncircumcised. Does that mean i have a 1/1000 chance? Please help. I have also made a donation to the website, as i regularly use this website. Your help would be greatly appreciated. I should also add that i have not had any symptoms so far. Is that a good sign? Regards the test, is a DUO at 28 days confirmatory?

Response from Mr. Glenn

Thanks for your question,

It sounds like both of you have some steps to take to better understand and attend to your health. Since your sex was unprotected (for a little while), there was risk of getting HIV for you. A test around a month is a very good indicator of your status. A test around the 3 month mark will confirm that!

For your sex partner, it sounds like you had enough regular contact for her to take a HIV test. Definitely recommend for her to find a doctor to start her own HIV healthcare. Many of those can be found online. She probably has many questions of her own about how she became HIV positive. Remember that someone always gets HIV from someone else, it's not something they ask for. It can be due to an accident, much like the case you're experiencing now.

Hope this helps,


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