Anonymous
My parthner and i had protected sex and suddenly a condom just burst we stoped quickly within a minute but there was semen inside the condom arleady and touchs my vagina as well we went to a doctor to do Hiv test and he was infected but i wasn't is this possible really
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thank you for choosing AIDS Vancouver for your source of HIV/AIDS related information. It's great to see that you are taking initiative when it comes to your health and well being!

You have done a great job in ensuring that your risk of HIV transmission is low by using protection! Even though the condom broke in the situation you have described, a broken condom still provides some protection - it is not the equivalent of using no protection. Furthermore, engaging in sexual activity with someone who is HIV positive, even without protection, does not guarantee that the virus will be transmitted.

According to international guidelines, all HIV testing is conclusive 12 weeks (or 84 days) post exposure, provided there have been no other exposures during that window period. Based on the information you have provided, I would encourage you to follow up with your negative result and test again at the 12 week mark.

At AIDS Vancouver we encourage all sexually active individuals to test for all sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, as part of their health routine. This can be in the form of testing every 3 months, bi-annually, annually or whatever suits their lifestyle. Remember, you are in control of your HIV status: keeping the lines of communication open with your partner(s), practising safe sex, testing regularly for STIs, and steering clear of needle sharing are all excellent methods of keeping the risk of HIV acquirement low.

I hope I have addressed all of your concerns, and if you have any other questions please feel free to contact us again!

All the best,

Greg
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