... of these encounters, and I think I may be irrationally terrified that I have HIV even though I know my encounters were all with very little risk. The reason I am concerned is because I am convinced I have the symptoms of the acute HIV infection. My symptoms have not occurred all at once, but individually over the past week or so. ... (1 replies)
... but i am really concerned if its a swollen lymph node due to hiv infection. not to mention i am still leading a healthy life since its inception. ... (1 replies)
... You would have realized the condom broke when you went to take it off. Your bare penis would be exposed. The condom would have been ripped to shreds. It would have been IMPOSSIBLE to not recognized the breakage when you took it off.
1. Forget about testing.
2. Forget about HIV.
3. Move on with your life. (4 replies)
... Any comments to the above question? (4 replies)
... I understand that you say I didn't have a risk, but the uncertain of knowing if the condom broke is playing havoc on me.
So would a home oral swab at 9 weeks be accurate? i have read so much about these test not picking up the virus. I just want to be done with this situation but need the confidence that I have have properly protected myself and the oral test I took at 9... (4 replies)
... You never had a risk and never needed testing.
My advice: move on with your life. (4 replies)
... I has vaginal sex with a CSW one you pick up off the street type. Anyways she gave me oral that was also protected and then we proceeded to vaginal sex which was very brief as I just did want to follow through with it so maybe less than 10-12 seconds and I flushed the toilet and threw the rubber in and as it hits I think I saw a tear in the rubber. I have panicked and tested... (4 replies)
... If you were that concerned you would have taken a HIV test although you had no reason to, you would have. ... (2 replies)
... I agree with other posters here. If the condom broke you would know it!
I'd say that you are scaring yourself unnecessarily on this. Due to your own doubts (given what you have said) about home HIV tests, the only way that you will be able to make yourself comfortable and sure that you are negative will be to have a blood test.
Get yourself to the clinic asap so that you... (6 replies)
... you are reading a bunch of nonsense about tests.
when a condom fails you will have no doubts about it.
it sounds like you have a overactive imagination going on here
because you should have zero HIV concerns from
the encounter you are discribing.
expect negative results on any HIV test you take. (6 replies)
... Are the Oraquick home oral test accurate enough to trust at 45 days? I have read so much that people tested negative with these and tested blood the next day and tested positive. I would love to be able to believe the condom didnt break but I just can not. So that what prompted the earlier test to get comfort and now I have several people stating that those test are no good... (6 replies)
... Because you took it off. If the condom broke there would be nothing to take off. (6 replies)
... How can I be so sure the condom didnt break? It had a strange feeling like it was skin on skin. (6 replies)
... You can relax, you had fully protected sex which means you were not at risk at all for HIV, hence why your tests were negative.
Relax and enjoy the weekend. (6 replies)
... So here is my story. In early to mid May I had protected oral and vaginal sex with a female. The vaginal sex only lasted about less than 10 seconds. Anyways ever since that night I feel like I have had some sort of penis problems. I thought during the act I could feel something different with the condom as it felt like nothing was on the bottom side of my penis and I remember... (6 replies)
... i was just wanting to know that i have a lump either side of my groin which to be honest have been there for the past 10 years, just got slightly concerned as reading things in relation to swollen lymph nodes and hiv. ... (5 replies)
... your concerns but also when we have a scare it takes time for us to get over them, so give yourself a rest from sex and chill out. If you find your still just as concerned then a psychologist will certainly help you. ... (6 replies)
... I took a Oraquick home test 6 weeks and 3 days past this exposure. I took the test because I was concerned that the condom may have failed because it looks like I may have picked up warts where I thought the condom broke so it increased my anixety. ... (12 replies)
... Thank you for your response! His being "sexually prevalent," as you called it is what has me especially concerned, as I'm reading about how people who have recently been infected are more contagious, and it sounds like he might be on a recent stint of infidelity, but I suppose that's my speculation.
I'm trying to find out more about how I can get this test that also looks... (3 replies)
... Hiya. Well that statement answers and resolves your concern. If you can remove a condom it hasn't failed. Condoms are designed that when they fail they fail catastrophically just like a burst balloon and its unlikely he would have not told you if the condom burst as he would be just as concerned.
The type of condom is fine and you would be at no risk of stds unless he had... (12 replies)