|It's very unlikely you would've contracted it from a condom that you found sealed. I really don't think you have anything to worry about. Like the-girlfriend said how would they reseal it?|
|Nothing to worry. HIV lives outside the fluid for less than a minute. So it must have died by the time you picked and went on to use it.
It is hard even to get HIV if you have un-protected sex with a HIV +ve person. So do not worry. Take a test to get cleared of the doubt.
YOU MUST READ THIS!
This 19yr old mother of a 2ry old has one day experienced some fever and flu like symptoms. She's checking online casually and some how got to this forum and started to understand her symptoms relate to a HIV infection. She's written that her kid's not with his father and how scared she got learning that she could die soon of HIV if she was infected at all. I would like you to step into her shoes and feel the moments she might have experienced. Think how hard it is to imagine that your loved ones are going to miss you and might end up help-less for their whole life.
Now all this happened only on the assumption that the symptoms were that of HIV and not knowing it for sure. If you read these posts, you will understand all of them are posted with similar doubts in mind. And all these posts were written with the circumstances they experienced and not the result of the tests they took.
If you can spare few minutes of your time and post your test result, then consider you are helping thousands of scared(as you are now) people get relieved of their tension. SO PLEASE POST YOUR TEST RESULT ONCE YOU GET IT, SO PEOPLE CAN RELATE THIER CIRCUMSTANCES WITH THE ACTUAL OUTCOMES!
HIV Facts! (Not the ones you already know of)
HIV is not that easy to get. It will not venture out like a cold virus. HIV must inject its RNA into the human cell and just cannot live on the side like other viruses. You must consistently and thoroughly help it attach itself to a human cell. Remember it is not a human disease in the first place. It is only about 50yr old and still evolving to be a human virus and it will take atleast a few thousand years before it can look out for a human host.
Risk per 10,000 unprotected exposures to an infected source
Blood transfusion ---- 9,000
Needle-sharing injection-drug use ---- 67
Receptive anal intercourse ---- 50
Percutaneous needle stick ---- 30
Receptive penile-vaginal intercourse ---- 10
Insertive anal intercourse ---- 6.5
Insertive penile-vaginal intercourse ----- 5
Receptive oral intercourse ---- 1
Insertive oral intercourse ---- 0.5
A cut on your finger in the morning might have already had a plasmatic coating in about 4Hrs which will usually not allow HIV to enter in. For a better chance of infection the cut must be reasonably big, minutes fresh and with sufficient HIV virus load. There is virtually 0% cases reported world-wide that some one got infected by cut-wound blood transfusion.
HIV infection through oral activity has about 90% less chances because the HIV virus does not live outside the fluid for more than about a minute and saliva, stomach juices are not good carriers.
HIV did not infect many people who had sex several hundred times with their HIV +ve partners unknowingly. Human body has some unknown resistance to this virus and is well proven with many people so far.
HIV can be tested accurately(95%) starting from 2 weeks of possible exposure by a PCR-DNA test. Relatively Costly. Looks for HIV in the blood. False Positives are relatively higher than False Negatives.
HIV can be tested accurately(95%) starting from 3 months of possible exposure by antigen and antibody tests (eg: ELISA). Looks for anti-bodies in the blood that fight HIV. Tests for all strains of HIV.
HIV cannot stay in the body un-detected by our recent testing methods. Chances of non-detection are almost near zero.
HIV can be cured if PEP(ART treatment) program is given starting within 72 hours of possible exposure and continued for 2-3 months. The success ratio is 70-80% and many health-care workers who get stung by infected needles take this program and a survey suggests zero out of 400 of accidentally infected people treated with PEP program did not get HIV for life.
HIV Symptoms: Usually noticed between 2 to 3 weeks of possible exposure. Flu, Fever, Sore Throats, Lymph Node Swells, Skin Rashes(Mostly on the torso), Night Sweats, Fatigue & Tiredness. Only about 80-90% of people notice some of these symptoms. 95% of people who feel the above symptoms without being tested does not have HIV. The reason for such symptoms are the bodily reactions controlled by stressed out minds as HIV is a deadly disease. Mind has the ability to simulate the symptoms in the body if your stress is so much that you think you might die soon.
Most of the HIV surveys so far are compiled on HIV aggressive areas like Thailand Drug Usage areas, African Bush meat eating areas, Asian sex-working areas etc. So your chances of infection are only 10% of those published in the surveys.
Religion, Spiritual Transition, Redemption are some of the effective ways to pass your time while awaiting your test results. Like most of them you will lack concentration on work and many make a mistake by spending time alone. Instead spend your time with your close ones, friends, relatives and some time with your God. Every one commits sin in several ways and moments like this can be wisely used to your benefit by redeeming yourself into a better person. It need not be sexual sins alone, think of all those un-worthy things you did, pass your time thinking how you can better yourself if you are given a second chance of life. I am 100% sure you will be given this second chance.
We take time giving practical facts and help relive your stress, We expect you to take few minutes of your time to relive stress of several thousand users of these forums by POSTING YOUR TEST RESULTS! I know for sure 99% of people will get -ve results which is why they forget to come back to the forums. If they are +ve then they would definitely come for more info and would generally respond to the posts. So, Please once again POST YOUR TEST RESULTS!