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I had sex last night with a. I used a condom, however at one

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Hello, I had sex last night with a prostitute. I used a condom, however at one point I pulled out and the condom was not on my penis. I do not know if it slipped off when I pulled out or during intercourse. Now I am a nervous wreck.
Can you tell me how risky this episode was in terms of getting hiv or a std.
Please help!!!
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Expert:  TheBugDoctor replied 6 years ago.

Hello-

Overall, it sounds like your risk is fairly low, but I would not say 0.

The risk of HIV would be extremely low.

But if the prostitute had chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, or herpes, slippage of the condom for a brief period would place you at some risk. I would say low still since the exposure sounds to have been extremely brief, but of course I could not say 0.

Of course to be sure, it would be reasonable to be tested- including testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and HIV- with HIV testing repeated at 1 and 3 months post exposure.

Good luck.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Thank you very much. How soon can I have tests done for std's after my exposure?
Expert:  TheBugDoctor replied 6 years ago.

You can be tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia within a couple days.

HIV testing usually would entail a "baseline" test to verify your status from before this exposure. It takes a couple weeks for the antibody test to be postive , on the highly unlikely chance you were infected, so we usually advise testing at 1 and 3 months ( in addition to a baseline test).

Good luck.

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