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Should I Get Tested If I Had Protected Sex

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Testing after Protected Sex Recomended?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is testing after protected sex recomended or warented????? Read more »

Protected Sex w/Sex Worker

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I made a huge mistake over a week ago by having protected vaginal intercourse with a sex worker at an Asian massage parlor. The woman was very conscience of using a condom and checked it for breakage after I ejaculated. There was now oral sex or... Read more »

unprotected sex then protected sex....higher risk?

Posted by WorriedinCA
2 weeks ago I had sex with a girl I met at a bar. We had sex with a condom, then started making out, and she got on top of me and we had sex for 15-20 seconds without a condom, when I said this wasn't right. I then got a condom and put it on. We... Read more »

Risk of Protected Anal Sex?

Posted by coolcoop36, 2 Replies
So basically I am a male, had one experience with another male about 9 months ago. The only thing that happened was PROTECTED anal sex where I was the top, we made out and some genital to genital touching. I am concerned because I had a tiny cut on... Read more »

Protects sex with no Condom tear 100 % safe??

Posted by nikhil
I read that condom provided 100% protection if it was used correctly and there was no slippage and breakage. I had a huge relief as I had protected sex with a possibly infected csw.

But trying to understand more about HIV, I went into a lot of... Read more »
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rapid test accuracy after protected sex

Hi Dr. Wohl, On 11/27/12 I had protected vaginal sex with a man of unknown status. He used a latex condom (from start to finish and no breakage). He also pulled out before ejeculating. I took a 3rd generation Unigold rapid test by Biotech (finger...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There was no risk here so I would not retest. Your risk of a false positive HIV test (which would unnecessarily freak you out) is higher than any risk (zero) that this event led to HIV infection.DW... Read more »

un protected oral sex, got tested after 3 wekeks and after 90days (PCR QUALITATIVE TEST AND ELISA ANTIBODY TEST. BOTH WERE NEGATIVE)

hI DOC,Thanks for your reply on un protected oral sex. I have got it checked again after 93 days through HIV1 RNA PCR QUALITATIVE TEST AND ELISA ANTIBODY TEST both were negative.Hope the results are conclusive and I need not have to worry. Please...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiGood to hear about your results and yes as long as there were no other exposures during the 93 days your test are conclusive.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Protected sex with sex worker, now worried. Please help

Hi,I had protected sex with sex worker on 01/24/2014, I don't know what went wrong with me and I did this. During sex she didn't allow to kiss, there was condom throughout the intercourse and after ejaculation I took out and saw condom was...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou did the right thing by wearing a condom. Condoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission, as long as they are used correctly and do not break or slip off. Also if lubricant is used it must be water based.The testing guidelines for... Read more »

Unprotected Oral Sex but Protected Anal Sex between Gay Men

Hi Mr. Cordova:I'm 24 year old male, had casual sex with an online member of a gay/bi dating site. To summarize my sex history after my HIV testing, the details are the following:December 9, 2010: I had my HIV-AIDS Antigen Test after abstaining...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:The window period for HIV testing is three months. It only takes three months to get a conclusive negative test result. In fact, most people who are infected will show up positive by the 28th day. I do not consider protected penetrative sex... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sweden: New App Lets Swedes Test Sex With Friends, Fantasy Figures

As part of a new safe-sex initiative to encourage condom use, the Swedish Institute for Communicable Disease Control (SMI) launched an app on Tuesday that allows users to "test sex" with a range of fantasy characters portrayed by Swedish actors.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some Sex Workers in Kenya Might Carry Gene That Protects Them From HIV, Study Finds

Some commercial sex workers in Kenya who apparently are immune to HIV might be carrying a gene that protects them from contracting the virus, according to a study presented last week at the XVI International AIDS Conference in Toronto, the ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Safe Sex on TV: Some Teen Shows Neglect Protection -- POZ, January/February Issue

The January/February issue of POZ magazine ranks several television shows aimed at young audiences on whether their storylines involve preventing STDs or unwanted pregnancy. On a scale of one to 10 condoms (one being the lowest), "Glee" got the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Failure of Serosorting to Protect African-American Men Who Have Sex With Men From HIV Infection

"Serosorting" refers to the practice of choosing sex partners or deciding whether to use condoms based on the perceived HIV status of a sex partner. The authors noted that the extent to which this practice protects African-American (AA) and Hispanic... Read more »