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Condom Broke


Good evening.
I had sexual intercourse with my girlfriend last night.
The condom broke and I immediately pulled out. I have not ejaculated.

Both of us are still 20. We only had sex with each other. She has had no previous sexual partners. She has never kissed anyone before me. She has never done anything sexual basically before me. Same goes for me. I haven't done anything sexual and she is my first.

Both of us have never have never used used needles before. Never have we used drugs.

We have never received blood donations too.

My parents are negative for sure. Her parents too.

What are the chances of HIV transmission?

It's been a day now. Should I go get PEP or should I just let it go?

Thanks for your help.


Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about your risk of HIV acquisition from the act of vaginal penetrative sex under the circumstance of a broken condom.

From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No risk (transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario). Here at the AIDS Vancouver Online/Helpline, we would typically determine this scenario to be of High Risk (Evidence of transmission through these activities and is the majority of cases of transmission), however, this situation appears to involve conditions that do not garner concern for risk of HIV acquisition. We find this scenario to be No Risk for the following reasons:

1) Both you and your partner have not had any previous sexual encounter that would have put either party at risk for HIV acquisition.

2) Neither you or your partner have received any blood donations in the past.

3) All parents are HIV negative.

Although you have indicated the above facts about you and your partners history; these are not the only avenues in which HIV transmission may occur. While it appears as though both you and your partner have no reason to worry about HIV acquisition, it is still always important to know your status. To ease your mind, we recommend you seek a physician for HIV screening.

In the future, if you feel you have been involved in a high risk scenario, please seek advice from a physician about PEP which has a window period of 72 hours post exposure and can dramatically decrease your risk of HIV acquisition.

All the best,

AIDS Vancouver, Online/Helpline, Cody