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    What is my risk of possibly contracting HIV while having protected sex
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    An_256904 posted:
    Hello I am very paranoid of maybe contracting something from having sex. I'm not sure is it because I just started becoming sexually active and have to get use to having sex.

    Well about 9 weeks ago I had a brief unprotected sex encounter with my ex. There was no ejaculation involved. I went to get a pap test and a std panel done that included chlamydia and gonnerhea. Everything came out fine. I also took an HIV test and it was negative as well. All these testing done at 5 weeks after exposure.

    Last weekend me and my ex made up and ended up having protected sex. He did ejaculate and I'm not sure were there holes in the condom.


    He always reassures me that he is fine when asked about his testing and sexual health.

    My question is how accurate are my results at 5 weeks and did I have a possible risk of contracting something while using a condom??? Also the test I used was oraquick swab at 5 weeks how accurate is it??
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    georgiagail responded:
    1. over 95 percent accurate.


    2. Assuming the condom was used accurately and did not break or tear, it is an effective barrier against HIV.


    3. The Oraquick is an FDA approved test for HIV.


    Gail


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