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Hiv Risk Expired Condom
Am I at risk for HIV if I have used an expired condom, which did not break? I just noticed the expiration date, expired for over a year.
Don't use it: Expired condoms may have microscopic tears which are not readily visible. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Complicated answer: But excellent question. Consider first sex type male-female or male-male sex. Then considering receptive vs insertive vs oral or combination of the three. Then. Even more important in my opinion is the viral load of the individual or individuals. If one has HIV and on meds and undetectable, the chances of transmitting virus go down dramatically ~93-96%. Using condums further improves on this. ...Read more
Most likely not: Using barriers such as condoms, dams, and gloves correctly, every time during sex and being the insertive rather than receptive partner makes your risk small. Couples where one is hiv+ and the other hiv- have vaginal, anal, and oral sex for years without the negative partner converting. Get tested for hiv/stds one month after the contact. Check with your public health department about testing. ...Read more
Condoms not perfect: Condoms are not perfect and one can still get an std despite wearing a condom. ...Read more
You are ok: You can't get an infection from someone who doesn't have it. ...Read more
Yes: Please forgive my frankness. If you are having sex with somebody who is HIV positive, or whose status you do not know, you are on dangerous ground. You are smart enough to have found HealthTap and I think you realize this. You should get checked now and yearly. Love wisely and well. ...Read more
What can I do if my partner was just diagnosed with HIV but says he always uses a condom. Possible?
Yes: He could have gotten it by IV drug abuse, an inadvertent needle stick, a remote blood transfusion or the condom could have broken or fallen off. ...Read more
Negative for HIV but I've heard that HIV can take 6 months to show up in the body. Should we continue condoms?
Not sure understand: My assumption is that you were exposed to HIV in some manner (unprotected sex, needle sharing, etc.), and are using condoms to protect your current partner. You don't say when you were first tested and what follow-up testing has been done. My recommendation would be to continue using protection until you are sure you are not infected, and your doctor can help with this assurance. ...Read more
Doing sex with HIV negative person first time with condom do I get HIV both tested after 2 day results negative?
Sex with a condom on two occasions used condom both times but second time the condom wasn't all the way at the base quickly fixed. HIV CHANCE????
Condom use: If the condom was used prior to ANY form sexual activity which includes oral sex, then your chances of HIV are minimal. The greater question is, why is sex an option at all if you are concerned about the HIV status of the partner? Sexual activity should be between two people who know each other well enough to know their HIV status prior to sharing "bodily fluids" ...Read more
I have used condom that is used by someone. I have used it after clear washing. Is there any risk? I have gone for HIV testing and negative. Suggest
I believe I used a counterfeit condom, fake lifestyle condom that I check had no holes but strangely had no reservoir tip. What are my risk of hiv?
Please get lab tests: There is always a risk of getting HIV and other venereal diseases with unsafe sex. Rapid antibody test gives a positive result based on antibodies to HIV. It generally takes your body up to 3 months to produce these antibodies at levels which can be detected by this test. I suggest a routine check up in about 3 months, or sooner if you have any symptoms of venereal disease or other illnesses. ...Read more
Can a person have 25, sex partners and never get HIV if they wore condoms every time, my friend did this in 2005 until 2006 and still test negative?
Odds a man get HIV from a woman (if she positive) if sex was protected, only 5min, came in condom after pullout¬ break, & was rolled all way down?
"Safe Sex" and HIV:
This scenario is common and it sounds like you did everything right.
If you wore a condom during insertion throughout the encounter it is very unlikely that you have anything to worry about as far as being exposed to hiv.
If your partner is on HIV medications and has successfully suppressed the virus then she is very likely not to be too contagious.
Keep up the good work with sexual safety. ...Read more
Can HIV be transmitted by a used a condom? If a condom was used by someone who was positive then used by someone else is there a risk? Or does it die?
HIV, how long would it take to take an early effect? Can it have no effect? I had protected sex 9days ago, and I'm not sure if condom didn't break....
Get tested: The course of HIV infection is highly variable and you cannot rely on symptoms for diagnosis. One option is to take post-exposure prophylaxis, however, you may have missed that window. At 3-4 months after exposure, get a HIV nucleic acid test, if that is negative, that would essentially rule out HIV infection. ...Read more
If sex is safe with a condom (used proper)and hiv can't permeate thru a condom and I only lasted like 30 secs with an unknown part shuld I get tested?
Do Your Own Research: Yeah, get your head tested. What you doin', bro? This is not the century of "unknown" partners. And for 30 seconds? Well, "to each his own, " as they say. Which also means "you own it.' Anyways, an intact condom should do the trick, especially after only a 30-second exposure. But who knows what'll happen in the future...Overall, though "proper" protection is the best you can do, which is pretty good ...Read more
I weared a used condom by someone else. Used 2-3 days before or more. Do I need to test hiv. I washed my organ imediately after I recognized my fault?
Asked and answered: Your question has been repeatedly and accurately answered already. ...Read more
Sex with HIV negative person with condom for 1/2 min do I get HIV kindly help me mine is first time and I took her to test after 2 days result negativ?
Your query is...: Unclear but if your sexual contact is negative, you should be ok. ...Read more
These are mostly closed end tubes of latex and occasionally other materials to cover the penis during intercourse and prevent pregnancy and disease transmission. A wise person uses them when the history of their partner is unknown. There are some available for women's use ...Read more
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more