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Jack’s (27) Question: I had sex with someone and the condom broke. I pulled out quickly. Could I have contracted something?

Dr Dick’s response: It is difficult to tell if someone you had sex with had any infections. You might have been exposed to infections if the condom broke. To be on the safe side and to put your mind at ease, I would recommend that you visit your doctor / clinic for a STI / HIV screening. Your sex partner should preferably do the same. PEP is also available. PEP stands for Post Exposure Prophylaxis and consists of a course of medication begun within 72 hours of the sexual encounter that will, in most cases, stop the virus in its tracks before it can take hold in the body. PEP does not provide protection against other sexually transmitted infections. Always use a condom-compatible lubricant with a condom when practicing penetrative sex. It will make penetration easier and lessen the risk of the condom breaking.