I'm scared...

  • A_1991

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    Sep 03, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
    So the other night, I randomly hooked up with someone...So yeah it was my first time ever. Now, I think I have HIV. He had a condom on and I saw him put it on, but yeah.... I cant shake the thought out of my head. Do you think I really have anything to worry about or should I go get tested? He said he was neg...It only lasted for 5 mins, before I couldnt take it anymore.
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    Sep 03, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    If you're having sex with strangers, you should be getting tested regularly anyways.
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    Sep 03, 2012 5:25 AM GMT
    Sex is risky even when "safer".
    Sex is not for worriers.
    If you are a worrier, then don't have sex.
    Unless you like to worry.
  • FuriousGeorge

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    Sep 03, 2012 5:55 PM GMT
    As long as he had a condom on and it didn't break, you're probably fine. However, I can tell that you're going to be nervous about it no matter what anyone tells you, so just go get tested for peace of mind. Just know that the standard HIV test (where they check for antibodies) may only register positive up to a full 3 months after infection. There is another, more expensive test that checks for the viral DNA instead, and it can detect HIV as early as 1 week after infection. So you're at least waiting a week, and at most you have to wait three months to be sure. Someone fact-check me on this if my info is outdated.
  • A_1991

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    Sep 03, 2012 6:11 PM GMT
    Thanks, yeah it didnt break, but I'm the kinda person that just worries about this espescially since it was a random hook up. Yeah I'm going to the clinic tomorrow to get tested even though I probably shouldnt worry at all.
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    Sep 03, 2012 8:16 PM GMT
    A_1991 saidThanks, yeah it didnt break, but I'm the kinda person that just worries about this espescially since it was a random hook up. Yeah I'm going to the clinic tomorrow to get tested even though I probably shouldnt worry at all.
    It takes 3-6 months before a test will detect anything.