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HIV risk of condom slippage


I recently had sex with unknown HIV status. We used condom during the course but when he pulled his penis after ejaculation the condom slipped. I pulled the condom inside my anal since the base of the condom is somewhat near the opening of my anus. I inspected the condom and found his sperm/semen inside before I throw it. I'm not sure if there's breakage since I haven't notice leaking. Am I at serious risk?


Hello there, Thank you for your inquiry. From what we can gather from the question, you were asking about the possibility of HIV transmission in the event of a condom slipping off when removing the penis from your anus during anal penetrative intercourse.

Anal sex with a condom is considered to be a Low Risk activity (Evidence of transmission occurs through these activities when certain conditions are met).

However, in this scenario, you describe a circumstance where the condom was misused. In this case, we would still consider this a Low Risk activity.

If you are continuously engaging in Low Risk or High Risk activities, you may consider the use of biomedical protective methods such as PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) and PEP (Post-Exposure Prophylaxis).

Our recommendation for Low Risk activities are to receive regular HIV screening, in order to insure that you and your partner(s) are aware of your status. Ask your health care provider for more information.

All the best,

AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline, J