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Condom broke with HIV positive who might or might not be on ART


Exactly eight days ago I had unprotected (condom broke) receptive anal sex with a guy, by mistake I waited until he got tested and didn't go for prophylaxis right away ( stupidest decision ever) , his results came back positive and although he acted as if he didn't know, I am almost certain that he did knew his positive status and was playing along. Since day 4th I have been experiencing some odd symptoms ; metallic taste in mouth, stomach pain and today I woke up with a nasty headache which has been resolving for now. I know my risk was very high, but should I consider such risk an eminent and definite infection? I am planning on getting tested at 4 weeks, and later on if I get a negative result. because due to my high risk I think it could be a good indicator . To be honest , I am not as concerned as I think I should have been, I just want to know my status and if that incident has indeed changed it. I am a rather healthy person, so these symptoms so soon after possible infection might be an awful indicator of my future prognosis and that's really worrying me.

Thank you!

my condom broke

Hello Allison ,

Today I had protected sex with a sex worker and the condom broke just on first intercourse.
I immediately took out my penis and cleaned it with hand sanitiser.
But my worry is i saw some fluid coming out of my penis as I had masturbated half an hour back. I immediately discontinued and cleaned my penis with water and left for my home , on the way I peed and was quite worried .
I washed my penis with "savlon" and soap when i came back home.
I didnt continue the sex with the sex worker as I feared further risk.

Please kindly advice, is there a chance of any risk of infection. Pls help!


bleeding hand and HIV positive semen.

Hello Everyone,

I really need some professional help and your help is much appreciated.
My hands are really really dry with a lot of red scratches cuts from the cold weather(I also have a dermatological skin condition where my skin is so dry that it opens and bleeds in different places of my body). They bleed and stop bleeding a lot during the day, depending if I touch them or rub them.
Im a gay male not out yet and a bit scared of getting sexual with men. I went to a bath house today (gay sauna), I usually don’t touch anyone because of my hands condition, I just like to walk around and watch people. I watched a guy masterbate, as soon as he ejaculated, he ejaculated on his hand and I have no idea why he touched my hand directly. I freaked out because I might be bleeding, I put the towel directly on my hand to see if there was blood, and yes a patch of dry skin was bleeding, basically my towel had a lot of small dots of blood on it. I washed my hand directly and that patch of dry skin kept on bleeding for 20 minutes.

The issue is once he ejaculated he had semen on his hand, and touched my BLEEDING hand skin directly, so his semen touched my blood.

I spoke to the man and found out that he is HIV positive, I made sure of this information through someone else there and indeed he is HIV positive. He was helpful and told me to go to the hosipital directly.
My friend is a nurse at a hospital and she says I need to go to the emergency room and get my situation checked and she told me to insist on take treatment (PEP – post exposure that’s what she called it). She told me because the towel did not have just one drop of blood it had a lot more, which means that my skin was open and actively bleeding.

I am REALLY WORRIED scared I feel numb.. please tell me whats my risk from this situation. What shall I do at the moment ? am I infected ?
Thanks a lot for all your work and help here.

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Condom Broke / precaution to prevent HIV ?

hi, last night i was having sex with a prostitute, right after i climaxed i realized the condom was broken. I am Scared that if she was HIV positive or not, i am not sure. I soon as i came home i washed my genitals with Antibacterial liquid. Is there a way to take Precautions for prevention of HIV? I have researched quite a bit & found out about PEP. but i am not sure whether she was infected or not, so is it safe to take PEP

Another exposure during PEP treatment

In the case of having another exposure during a PEP treatment should I prolong the treatment to complete 28 days after the second exposure?

PEP requirement

yesterday i went to a massage parlour.I am regretting deeply bcoz of that and decided that will never repeat..It was very unhygeinic and had a body to body massage.The girl was topless not naked and i was in my underwear.I wore two underwear actually.She gave me a body massage with her hand and upper part of the body.Then she even gave a handjob without removing my underwear.Finally i ejeaculated myself.

Now i am concerned abt possibilities of hiv infection.As she is a sexworker assuming she is hiv positive.Will i get hiv?
I didn't have any visible wounds in my body.I had rashes in my back for around past one year.will it have any small wounds or opening which is risky?.Also i didn't see any wounds on her hands or body.But will there me small invisible wounds which is also risky?

She had a previous customer and had only 5 minute between my session and previous one.

Please tell me what should i do?.Do i need to take test?

I also concerned whether her nails made any wounds in my body.I started observing a small wound which i didn't observe previous to going there

Do i need to undergo any PEP treatent?

gonorrhea and hiv

A man penetrated me with his penis for only about 20 seconds before I pushed him off of me. I contacted gonorrhea. What are the chances I could have also gotten HIV?


Many thanks to your team for the selfless works on HIV education. I read your posts and advice on HIV prevention and testings.
I am so scared of HIV and so I always try to take precautions. But looks like I really made a mistake now and am dying of anxiety.
I had a sex with a woman I thought was negative but who later told me that she is positive after the acts, just diagnosed not on drugs, super infectious. We performed the following acts.
1. Vaginal sex with condom (there was no breakage or slippage, only partial slippage like 30%)
2. Oral sex with condom. This scares me the most as it looks like she bit my penis occasionally during the process as I can feel her gnashing teeth sometimes . I examined my penis for physical injuries afterwards but did not see any, but I can feel the sensation. She also vomited on my penis at the end. Can the vomit be full of HIV virus that will pass through any invisible cuts the teeth may have created.
3. After the oral, we performed another vaginal sex with condom, no slippage or breakage. But am worried here if the bite from the oral may have created some fine cuts on my penis above the area covered by the condom.
4. Some long time fingerings. I have no finger injuries

I checked the condoms after each act with water and there was no leakage.
I thought I can have safe sex, but this has turned sour despite all my efforts. My anxiety level is above the roof, I can’t even go to work.
Please did I put my self at risk on any of the above acts. I just did regular HIV tests two months ago as required by my job. Do these acts need specific testing. Also do I need PEP for this?.

PEP after protected Intercourse

I had a protected (Condom) Vaginal Intercourse with a sexworker . Condom was intact , My fingers had some vaginal fluids and used the same hand to remove the condom and wash my p*nis. Does this contact of finger with vaginal fluids may lead to a HIV infection.
After completion of PEP would a 4th generation test at 6 weeks after completion be conclusive enough of a result ?


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