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Touching Used Condom And Possible HIV Exposure

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Possible exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had vaginal sex with 3 seperate prostitutes, but all 3 encounters were with a condom. Everything ive read says it is impossible to get HIV if the condom was used properly and did not break. Am I ok or is there a chance i could have been infected?

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scared after possible exposure

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hello;

I am a 15 year old male who had his first sexual encounter about 8 weeks ago. I was at a party and some of the guys there hired prostitutes. I ended up with one (stupid i know) we had sex twice. The first time she began by cleaning the head of... Read more »

Possible Exposure After Assault - So Scared

Posted by 5parkl3, 1 Reply
Hello. I need some advice about a really bad situation that I've found myself in.

I was assaulted at a party last weekend - I know that someone had sex with me (I'm female, he was male), but because I was drunk it's all a bit hazy.

Sorry to be... Read more »

3 weeks after possible exposure / HELP!

Posted by datguy, 3 Replies
Need an expert opinion please!!! Having a tough, tough time and can't get straight answers.

Had protected vaginal sex with a female of unknown std status, but during sex the condom broke and there was 2-3 mins before I noticed and stopped.

3 weeks... Read more »

About the guy touching his condom....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...(also known as the paper cutter).

I think I am the only person who can relate to this guy, and I really think he does have to worry about disease. Unfortunately, he's worrying about the wrong one. The disease that he has is one I also suffer... Read more »
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possible exposure

Dear Dr. Greetings. I would like to know if you can help me with a question that I have. About seven weeks ago, I did an incredibly stupid thing: I went to a massage parlor in Atlantic City and had protected sex with a CSW using a latex condom. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Responding first to your specific questions:1. No, this is not possible. HIV does not live long outside the body.2. Yes, I believe the undetectable PCR is indeed correct and you have not contracted HIV. False-negative results are not a problem... Read more »

Possible exposure

6 weeks ago i had sex with a sex workers, after we had finished, i ran into toilet and pull out my condom, i did check by filling water into the condom to ensure there are no break. Now i recall back during i pulling out the condom i touch the fluid...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-No, just touching the condom and then subsequently touching your penis would not be considered risky. While coincidental at best, I do not think that the symptoms you describe are acute HIV infection. Continue to practice safe sex and... Read more »

Possible Exposure While on PEP

I have been on PEP for the past 14 days. This treatment was started 5 hours after exposure, and all medications have been taken as prescribed without skipping a single dosage. My exposure was due to a condom breaking. A day ago, I was having sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello AA,I would not extend your 28-day PEP treatment cycle. If you are still in touch with your recent top-gun, you might ask him to get a rapid HIV test. If indeed he tests negative, this would offer additional reassurance.What I am most concerned... Read more »

Clit-licking and possible exposure to vaginal fluids

Hello doctor! I have had a sex recently with my friend and I was licking her clit(only on top, didn't lick her vagina inside) and 30 minutes before that I smoked a cigarillo(may this have cause micro cuts in my mouth and therefore increase the...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for the questions,Oral sex (licking her clit) is considered pretty low risk for HIV. The situation with the condoms doesn't sound like as issue. When you started explaining you mentioned that the "condoms lay in direct... Read more »
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AIDS Treatment News

If the Condom Breaks: New U.S. Guidelines for Non-Occupational Exposure to HIV

In case of significant accidental exposure to HIV it is important to begin a 28-day course of antiretrovirals immediately to reduce the risk that HIV infection could be established. New (January 20, 2005) U.S. guidelines for preventing HIV infection... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Insight Into HIV Transmission Risk When the Viral Load Is Undetectable and No Condom Is Used

The sexual transmission of HIV occurs after an exposure to fluids that contain HIV, such as semen and fluids from the vagina and rectum. The amount of virus in these fluids (also known as viral load) is the most important factor that determines... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Sharing, Caring and Touching Lives . . .

National HIV Testing Day in Atlanta was a great success! Over 1,000 people were tested in four metro locations, including street outreach at Five Points MARTA Station (151 tested); Lindbergh MARTA Station (167 tested); American Red Cross (211... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Willingness to Use HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and the Likelihood of Decreased Condom Use Are Both Associated With Unprotected Anal Intercourse and the Perceived Likelihood of Becoming HIV Positive Among Australian Gay and Bisexual Men

The research team conducted the current study to determine Australian gay and bisexual men's willingness to use HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), as well as the likelihood of decreased use of condoms. In April-May 2011, a national online... Read more »