Hello, I had a protected sex with a female sex worker, but a couple of incidents makes me worried and concerned I would really appreciate your help
1.Before sex I put two condoms and there was no any oral sex happened,after sex I removed my condoms by pulling it(not unrolled) from the head of the penis after that suddenly a drop of my semen was getting out and I accidentally used my thump finger to stop spilling the semen.I used the same finger which I used to remove the condoms,there would be definitely her vaginal fluid on the condoms after sex ,and very next moment I suddenly went to the toilet and cleaned my penis by running tap water. i am very concerned about getting hiv by this way
2. I had a small cut on my abdomen during shaving it was not a deep cut but it was a bit long cut.Does these pose any risk of getting HIV , do I need to go for checkup,its only 90 days now.please reply to my email also.
Hello and thanks for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.
It seems that you are concerned about HIV infection by touching body fluids after sex. We are glad to provide some information.
HIV does not transmit when it has been exposed to air. This would be the case in the incident that you described. There is no risk of you acquiring HIV this way. Having protected vaginal sex is considered a Low Risk activity. This means that there have been a few cases of HIV infection this way. We recommend that you consider getting an HIV test in order to get peace of mind. At Aids Vancouver we encourage people to use HIV testing as a regular health maintenance routine. One can do this by getting tested once or twice a year.
It is recommended that you only use one condom. You indicated that you used two condoms in the activity you described. Using two condoms increases the chances of the condom breaking because of the friction. The protection provided by one condom is adequate.
For HIV to transmit through a wound or cut, the cut has to be so deep that it requires stitches. This does not seem to be the case in your activity therefore there is no risk.
The Aids Vancouver Helpline Online forum has postings that are related to your question that you can read for additional information. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us again.
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