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      #12074 - 11/09/00 03:02 PM

I had sex with someone once who I later found it is HIV positive. I am a male who used a condom and and my partner was a female. The condom did not fail or break.

What should I do? I am panicked!!!



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      #12075 - 11/09/00 03:10 PM

First off, don't panic!

You used a condom, it didn't break. Female to male transmission while not risk free is certainly one of the lower transmission risks...and once again I'll state, you used a condom. Good move. Highly, highly unlikely you became infected. Test at 3 months to put your mind at ease. In the meantime try to relax.

J.



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      #12077 - 11/09/00 03:22 PM

Extremely low likelihood of transmission. Get tested and go on with your life. == PVS



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      #12085 - 11/09/00 05:00 PM

Thanks...

If I had no sores on my penis, and the condom was in place, how could I have contracted it..is it even possible??

Please give me some more information....

Thanks!!



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      #12087 - 11/09/00 06:25 PM

Personally I don't think you would have gotten infected.

However, I'm not a doctor and I'm not a trained HIV counselor so I don't think it's up to me to tell someone they didn't get HIV and don't need to test. Testing can be good if for no other reason than to get rid of any nagging doubts. Which if you didn't have, you wouldn't have posted in the first place.

J.





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      #12122 - 11/10/00 10:24 PM

Condoms when used correctly are almost failsafe. It's the human error (ie not using it during the entire act, breakage, etc) that cannot be accounted for.

There are a couple studies out there, one done with 113 discordant couples (ie one is hiv pos the other partner neg). Over a period of a couple of years, having sex with condoms, none of the neg partners became positive. This should ease your mind.




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