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Old 08-29-2012, 12:45 AM   #4
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Re: Very depressed

Your exposure was low risk because:

1. Despite what you may have heard in scare campaigns, the vast majority of CSWs don't have HIV (99+%).

2. Again, despite what you may have heard, HIV is not transmitted efficiently compared to other STDs. The average frequency of transmission for vaginal sex is 0.1% (1 in 1000 exposures), and that is for a full episode of unprotected sex.

3. Your exposure was brief, lowering your risk further (you were protected up until the time the condom broke).

When you combine the above, your original risk is 1 in several million. When you add your negative test, which was over 99% accurate, the chance that you were infected becomes 1 in several hundreds of million = powerball odds.

The only other test that you need is a final confirmatory antibody test at 3 months, so that you are testing within the established guidelines. You can be sure that it will be negative. You really don't have any significant basis for concern at this point.

Last edited by joggen; 08-29-2012 at 12:46 AM.

 
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