Anonymous
Help please! I had a encounter with a csw. entire time the condom was intact but it broke in the end at the tip. I realised it after about a min as I ejaculated. She told me that she is not infected. However i did a test after 14 days and then also at 31 days (DNA PCR + antibody). Both came negative. How assured can I be that I am not at a risk now?
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Anonymous
Hello there and thank you for using AIDS Vancouver as your source of HIV/AIDS related information.
First of all, it is important to know that protected sex with anyone, including a CSW, is a low risk activity. Individuals are not high or low risk, however activities are.
Even though the condom did break, the overall risk is still substantially lower than completely unprotected sex.
It is great to hear that you got tested. Your DNA-PCR test at 14 days is a very good indicator of your HIV-negative status (since the window period is between 14-21 days post exposure). The HIV antibody test has a window period of 4 weeks to 3 months, with 95% of infections detectable within 4-6 weeks. Since you tested at 31 days, the results are also good indicator of your status, however, official HIV testing guidelines recommend testing at 12 weeks (84 days) for completely conclusive results. I would still recommend a re-test at 12 weeks (although I predict the results will not change).
I hope this answers your question and please feel free to call or email us if you have other questions or concerns.
Take care,
Stephanie
AIDS Vancouver Helpline VolunteerE-mail: helpline@aidsvancouver.orgPhone (Mon-Fri 9-4pm): (604) 696-4666Web: http://www.aidsvancouver.org/helpline
 
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