How To Avoid HIV and Pregnancy When a Condom Breaks

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downloadBy: Krystle Crossman

You and your man finally have some alone time because the kids are out of the house for the night. You decide that it is time to have a little fun. When the fun is over you realize that there was a hole in the cond0m that was used. Now the panic sets in. What if you get pregnant? Imagine you are with someone who’s history you do not know and this happens. What if they are HIV positive? There are some things that you can do to protect yourself if it does happen.

If you are worried that you may have been exposed to HIV you should go to see a doctor as soon as possible. If you have been exposed to HIV through your partner, there is a course of treatment that you can go through to try and prevent infection. It is a type of morning after pill but for HIV. The first dose of the medicine, which is called a postexposure prophylaxis, is taken the next day and the treatment continues for a month. This medicine is most effective when it is taken as soon as possible after the exposure but can begin to work up to 72 hours after. Either way, you should still get tested and then re-tested after three months because HIV doe snot show up in tests right away.

If pregnancy is what you are worried about, there is always the increasingly popular morning after pill. It is called Plan B. You should take it the next morning after having a cond0m break during s*x but it works anytime up to 72 hours after the incident. It is a high-dose birth control pill that will help to prevent pregnancy. One of the downsides is that the side effects mimic those of being pregnant such as nausea, changes in menstrual cycles, and moodiness. Doctors recommend that women have this pill on them before an incident occurs, just so they are prepared.

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  1. Marquita Johnson Ward on

    We have to be more careful period. I have 3 boys I tell them to wait until married. Because these girls will trick you.

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