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Short exposure with precum

Question: 

Hi,

I would like to receive the assessment for the risk of HIV transmission for my case:

The guy and I started off by jerking off by hands. Things got a little wilder when we started rubbing his penis around my anus area. There was precum because I felt wet when he was doing that.

After we were playing for some time, when he was mimicking the act of penetrating, his penis accidentally went into my anus, but I was near to ejaculation so I let it inside for less than 1 minute then I shot my load out inside the toilet bowl. After that, he took out his penis and jerked and shot inside the toilet bowl as well.

My concern is whether precum during that short exposure of 1 minute can transmit HIV.

Looking forward to your reply

Answer: 

Hi there and thank you for contacting us at AIDS Vancouver, we are happy to help

It sounds like you are wondering about whether pre-cum can transmit HIV.

The answer to this question can be found on the CDC (center for disease control) website, which states that : HIV can be found in the blood, semen (cum), preseminal fluid (pre-cum), or rectal fluid of a person infected with the virus. The bottom is at greater risk of getting HIV because the lining of the rectum is thin and may allow HIV to enter the body during anal sex, but the top is also at risk because HIV can enter through the opening of the penis or through small cuts, abrasions, or open sores on the penis. (http://t.cdc.gov/synd.aspx?js=0&rid=cs_3605&url=http://t.cdc.gov/VIK)

Unprotected anal or vaginal sex without a condom is considered a high risk activity, which means that a number of studies has associated this activity with HIV transmission. We would recommend that you get an HIV test either through your health care provider or by looking on this helpful website for the closest site to you: https://aso411.ca/

HIV tests are considered conclusive after 3 months, but you may get an Early Test which has an earlier window period of 10-12 days. This test would still need to be followed up with another test after 3 months, but it can allow you to gain accurate results sooner then other HIV tests.

For the future, we would encourage the use of condoms, as this is one of the best ways of decreasing the risk of HIV transmission. Also, there are medications called PEP (post exposure prophylaxis) which can be taken after a high risk sexual encounter up to 72 hours after in order to decrease the risk of HIV transmission. This medication can usually be made available at the hospital's Emergency Department.

We wish you all the best and do encourage you to call our helpline at the number below if you need help finding a test site or if you have any further questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Raveena (AV Volunteer)

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