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Comdom broke while sex. Chances of STI?

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Hi,
I recently had sex with a girl I barely knew. The condom broke, I noticed and pulled out immediately however have concerns pertaining to STDs, as this was obviously a very promiscuous person. This happened about 10 days ago. Is there any point in getting tested now, as I understand it can take up to 3 months for certain things to be detectable? Or should I just go see my doctor to get some preventative medication?
Also, if I get contract something, but it is not yet detectable, am I still contagious?
Thanks and all the best.


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Expert:  Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy replied 4 Days ago

Hello,
Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I am Dr. Jaydeep and I am pleased to assist you.
Since you pulled out immediately, there are very low chances of acquiring STDs and HIV, in particular.
When a condom tears, it is the female who is at additional risk of acquiring HIV, as there can be semen spillage. Since you had a condom on, and you pulled out, when it tore, you should not worry about HIV.
Now, the STD that could be transmitted is herpes or genital herpes ( HSV-2 ) if she had open lesions around her genitalia/ thighs. Even with a condom on, there is always a slight risk of transmitting the infection due to open lesions coming in contact with other parts not covered by a condom.
You can get yourself tested at the end of 10 days. There is very low chance, but just for your satisfaction, you can get the STD panel evaluated. No testing is required for HIV.
Hope this was helpful,
Regards.


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: Diabetologist
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MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Senior Residency in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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