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Protected anal sex


A week ago I had a protected anal sex with a commercial sex worker. Same 30min before sex a shave my scrotum with trimer and cut little.(maybe 2mm) cut stops to bleeding after 2 i wash it. The prostitute had at that time menstrual cycles. Intercourse was smoe 10-15 second and my penis didn't get whole true( maybe only hlaf of penis) After sex i didnt notice blood on scrotum bu i'm still scared that can get hiv . Thank you for reply and sorry for bad english


Hi there,

Thank you for choosing AIDS Vancouver for your source of HIV/AIDS related information. It's great to see that you are taking initiative when it comes to your health and well being!

Engaging in sexual activity with a commercial sex worker does not pose any additional risk to HIV acquirement. It is the activity which confers a risk, not the individual.

Anal sex with a condom is considered a low risk exposure. HIV cannot pass through the latex or polyurethane; however, if the condom breaks or slips off during intercourse, then there is the potential for an exchange of bodily fluids that could lead to possible HIV transmission. The cut on the scrotum you have described does not change my answer; the cut has to be actively bleeding, very large in size, and come into direct contact with another person's bodily fluids in order for HIV to be acquired. From what I can gather, these criteria do not pertain to your situation.

At AIDS Vancouver we advocate for all sexually active individuals to test for all sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV, as part of their health routine. This can be in the form of testing every 3 months, bi-annually, annually or whatever suits that individual's lifestyle. All HIV testing options conducted by a healthcare professional provide conclusive results 12 weeks (or 84 days) post exposure, provided there have been no other exposures during that window period.

I hope I have addressed all of your concerns, and if you have any other questions please do not hesitate to contact us!

All the best,