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HIV when condom remove

Question: 

Hi,

I got protected sex 2 weeks ago with CSW..I ejaculate outside while condom still at penis..I remove condom with tissue then i realize there's a blood outside condom and the tissue look red..i wipe my penis after that and got amount of blood during wiping ( maybe it got there when condom removal)..no cut in my penis so i sure it came from her vagina..so i want to know how risk it for HIV?

Answer: 

Hello, and thank you for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

It sounds like you have some concerns in regard to the likelihood of acquiring HIV from the described scenario.

First off, it is great that you used a condom. Using a condom is an effective way to significantly reduce the likelihood of acquiring STIs and HIV through sexual intercourse. The sexual act of vaginal intercourse with a condom is distinguished as a Low Risk activity as there definitely is an exchange of bodily fluids and there have been few reports of infection. However, you emphasized that there was a great deal of blood present outside the condom and supposedly on your penis. The presence of the blood if it got through the condom would, in fact, put you at a higher risk of acquiring HIV.

In this situation, it might be helpful for you to partner with your personal doctor and pursue HIV testing. Here at AIDS Vancouver we encourage routine testing as it is a great way to stay up-to-date on your current HIV status. When it comes to HIV testing it is important to remember that all HIV tests are conclusive at 90 days post-exposure.

Below is a copy of an HIV Transmission Equation Chart, which goes into further detail on the factors that are required for transmission:

HIV TRANSMISSION EQUATION

BODY FLUID
+
ACTIVITY
+
DIRECT ACCESS TO BLOODSTREAM
• blood (including menstrual) • unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse • vagina
• semen • sharing needles • anus
• pre-cum • mother to child (in specific cases) • urethra in the penis
• rectal secretions • open cuts and sores (in theory)
• vaginal fluids • other mucosal membranes
• breast milk • points of needle injection

= RISK OF HIV TRANSMISSION

For more information on HIV, you can visit HIV Testing and Diagnosis.

Regards,

Chris, Volunteer