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I did a stupid mistake of going to a CSW in a red light district in india. The condom had burst and my ejaculate dipped out as I withdraw. I am not sure if the condom burst during ejaculation due the build of of pressure during this time. What if it broke before and did not notice it. Either ways I assume my mucous membranes would be exposed for at-least 30 seconds with the CSW. She says she uses condoms but cannot be entirely sure as CSWs usually do not have a say on condom usage, in such a scenario was administered PEP after 3 hours since the exposure. Have taken two tablets daily of ziduvidine and limovudiene. Now would the PEP be effective if there was a delay of 2 - 3 hours in the regimen, also once the delay was 18 hours instead of 12 hour break. that i took the next tablet. Now there were docs who said to discontinue PEP & the others who asked me to finish the 28 day regimen. What are the chances i would get HIV/seroconvert in-spite of the PEP. Just the next day of episode docs noticed a lesion on the penis Docs are again two sided here in the same hospital and clinic. I was in the clear for all stds since this event. Some say a single lesion would not appear the next day, the rest say its a traumatic lesion other saying its HSV & hence PEP is required. Also have urinary infection with clear watery discharge and am taking azithromysin. Worst of all my marriage is fixed in feb next year. Would a 80 - 85 day period test be conclusive about my status post exposure to go ahead with the marriage or should I cancel it as I am completely sure the girl would not accept me if otherwise. Is there any test you advise if I am clear to know the status early. Its 28 days since exposure and PEP, should I test and how sure can I be of the test result? Need your urgent guidance please. Is the test conclusive post 90 days after last dose of PEP or exposure?
As discussed with my docter a venerologist,, she asked me to take a p24 antigen test at 29 days which is -ve. She says no need for antibody testing, as the PEP has worked and i am -ve. Can I feel relived or am I not safe yet?
Docs rationale is pep will not affect p24 antigen levels, if seroconverted and pep failed they would be high and detected. Should I test for antibody as well?
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