i used pep and iv heard it is very important to take it the exact same time every day. I am finished my pep but i am worried about the usage. There were some days were i wasnt able to take the pep at the exact same time. the doctor said it was fine just try to take it consistently. will a few times taking it at different times effect the results substantially ?
Hi, i was had a possible high exposure about 2 months ago when a condom broke. I started PEP about 32 hours post exposure. I have a few questions. I have noticed a rash that resembles hives and about 5 sores that resemble exemia (dry skin, when i scratched it a little the skin fell off and left a sore. basically the skin peeled) showed up after my pep ended probably about 6 weeks after exposure. my skin is itchy a lot and I have heard these are all possible symptoms of contracting the virus.
1. My pep ended about a month ago when should i get tested?
2. Is the rash a sign i have contracted the virus?
3. Assuming it is hiv rash when will it stop itching?
Vaginal sex, condom broke for brief period and started Truvada after 26 hours. After 3 days partner is HIV Negative by Ora quick test
Very sad story. Met a girl in strip club, after few days I (44 years old) had a protected sex with that girl. But my condom was broke in middle and my top exposed for 20 seconds - 1 min max. I stop the sex and clean my penis with soap water. Penis is dry and no fluids have been noticed. Local Doctor gave Truvada only (PEP) and other antibacterials drugs as well.
After 5 days, I explained my panic situation. She said, she has a baby 4 months back and she tested HIV while she was pregnant and came negative. I convinced her for Ora Quick test and she took with confident and it came negative.
Here my questions are …
1. Do I need to worry about anything? Or am I out of danger since my partner is HIV negative?
2. This is my 6th day for Truvada. Can I continue Truvada? If yes, do I need to add any other PEP drug?
Please advise me.
I had unprotected sex with someone I later realized was hardcore heroine addict. He had a wristband on at the time telling me an elaborate story. He was actually covering all of his track marks and sores. After realizing this, I borrowed anti viral medication. Y the name of acyclovir. I've been taking 800mg a day for the past week after having intercourse with him. He did not cum inside me, but there could have been pre ejaculation that entered inside me. I also happened to be menstuarating and I am curious if that will have any effect on transmission. I am also curious if the acyclovir will help prevent transmission or is it too late?
Hey, I came here to just get an opinion on what I should do. So earlier today (About 3 PM EST), I hooked up with a guy (I'm gay), I didn't know too much about him, but I did so anyway. I know, definitely horrible judgement on my part. There was no anal, but we did do some other stuff. We jerked each other off, he did suck my dick, we frotted (rubbing our dicks together, tip of our penises didn't touch though), and I rimmed his ass a little bit. Just some small kisses to his cheeks and hole, I didn't stick my tongue in his ass though.
Also, he came on my chest. So he wiped off with a towel. Then like 3 mins later, after dry humping his butt (tip didn't touch his butt), I came on his back. We wipe off with the same towel. The only thing is... that towel touched the tip of my penis. I'm not sure if it was the side with the cum on it or not. And I know nothing about this guy, I don't know his status and what not. We didn't do anything too crazy, but I'm still just worried and am wondering if I should go on PEP. So far it's been 8 hours since this all took place, so I would really appreciate a response back soon. Thank you all. Sorry if this post is too messy, and sorry if this has already been asked. I just wanted a clear opinion from you guys, about all the stuff I did.
Also, here's a re-cap of what I did in case you're confused:
-We were kissing
-We both rubbed each other's dicks
-He sucked my dick
-I rimmed his ass (no tongue)
-We frotted (tips of penis didn't touch)
-I dry humped his butt (tip didn't touch his hole)
-His cum was on a towel for 3 mins before it touched mine
I went to strip club recently and stripper opened up my penis and inserted into her vagina. how ever I did not feel penetration as I did not feel it went into vagina fully( may be she tricked me because I was drunk) she danced like that about 1-2 minutes and I did not feel vaginal fluids at all after I started masturbating and ejaculated outside. It was not like a proper sex with penetration as I did not feel a thing. How ever I took PEP for 28 days with just Truvada. So my questions are ,
1. What are the chances of risk without PEP and with PEP?
2. How effective is Truvada alone for PEP?
3. How soon I can test since I am done with PEP to get conclusive early as possible?
4. Chances of getting HIV even if penis goes half the way into vagina?
Please help as I am extremely worried.
Hi!, an 84 days test after PEP (and 114 days after exposure) is trustworthy?. Thanks!
Hi Vancouver help team,
Im deeply concerned...a few days ago i was getting oral sex from a sexual worker and during the process she cut me with her teeth. I felt the cut instantly and took it out from her mouth right away.
It started bleeding and i panicked...she assured me she was not infected or anything.. but she was performing oral sex without condom... and she probably did the same to many other guys.
She inmediatly gave me iodin and spilled over my pennis and bandaged it. She said she didnt had any cuts or blisters in her mouth, and that it never happened to her... but i cant be sure.
Question is, even if i removed it instantly from her mouth and applied generous ammounts of iodin, is it possible that i have gotten HIV?
I've read that you could take a cocktail before 36 hours have passed and that might neutralize the virus... should i start taking the cocktail right away and then wait to do the VIH test?
Please, please, please, help me!
I had spontaneous insertive anal sex with a man today, I did not know him and I did not get any contact details. We used a condom at first, as I always make sure to carry one around with me in my bag just in case, but it snapped about half-way through, so I threw it away and we kept going for another few minutes. Once we finished I urinated about 20 minutes later as well as cleaning myself up with some water and then drying myself to make sure I was clean.
I'm uncircumcised, how likely is it that I would have gotten HIV from this, and what should I do?
Hello, here is my case: I had sex with another man I met online. Before meeting we talked about our safe sex habits and we both said that we never practice unsafe sex (for what it’s worth this was very clear in his profile by the way). He brought condoms and lube the first time we met which is always a great sign. We met a second time a month or two later. Again before meeting he asked if I had condoms at home (again great). This second time unfortunately the condom broke towards the end (I check often to make sure it is fine), and I only noted when we were finished. I had an exposure of about 2/3 minutes at the most. I’m top only but uncircumcised.
I totally panicked even though I don’t honestly have any reason to think that my partner engages in risky behaviors as he seemed concerned about bringing and using condoms (but he is bottom only and accidents with condoms happen). He was also upset but he did not panic as much as I did which made me even scarier. We talked about the incident and he said that he got tested about 2 months before and that everything was fine and that he hadn’t been with anyone since (but who knows right?).
After he left I decided to go to A&E and get PEP. The doctor prescribed Truvada+Ralgetravir (all STD baseline tests were negative) and I took the first dose about 8 hours after the exposure. I took all doses exactly as prescribed – or so I thought - for the full 28 days. As it happens I had to visit relatives so I took medication for the 10 days I was with them and hid it in my bag (this was between days 6 and 16 of PEP). The morning pills were easy to take (2 pills) because nobody was home but the evening pill was harder so I sometimes kept it in my pocket and then went to the bathroom when it was time to take it. As it happens a few weeks later (after completing the course of PEP) when I returned to my family’s house I found a Ralgetravir pill in one of my jeans and I panicked. I could swear I didn’t miss any dose but now I’m not sure whether they gave me one extra pill of if I missed one. Anyway, I’m absolutely sure I took every other pill as prescribed (I’ve been really stressed and not sleeping well so I may have missed that one).
2 weeks after completing PEP (and 6 weeks after the exposure) I went back to the clinic and got an insti hiv1/hiv2 rapid test which was negative. I was quite happy with the outcome as I read that the test is very sensitive and detects both Igg and Igm antibodies and is now therefore considered a 3rd generation test which is useful in detecting early seroconversion. The New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute has a test comparison sheet where it says that the window period for the INSTI is 4-6 weeks. So here are my questions
1) would that 1 Ralgetravir pill I may have eventually missed lower the efficacy of PEP? I hear that some people take truvada only as PEP and I didn’t miss any of those. I also read that experts aim for a 95% adherence rate but I’m not sure whether that applies to PEP.
2) What can I take from this 6 week negative result? Have you ever seen a case where someone who took PEP and got this result would later seroconvert?
3) I’ve read a lot about delayed seroconversion after PEP. The revised CDC guidelines ask for testing up to 3 months post-exposure (not post-pep) and the revised UK guidelines ask for tests 4-6 weeks post PEP (which is basically the same). The experts at thebody.com say that delayed seroconversion is a myth. I have searched the academic journals and found reports of older cases (1990s) where the timing of testing was not always clear and a report of a monkey in an animal study. I also found an interesting report reviewing seroconversion cases among health care workers. Though not all cases were offered PEP there didn’t seem to be a noticeable difference in the time of confirmation of seroconversion between PEP and non-PEP takers. What is your view on this?
I’m still waiting to go back for my 12 week test. In the meantime, I managed to talk to my partner through the dating site to tell him that I got tested. He replied saying that the got tested too and was fine. I know I should probably be happy with this but I’m totally paranoid and that is only a modest comfort for me.
Many thanks for your help!