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I had sex 5 days ago with a sex worker overseas at a strip club. She started by touching my penis with her bare hands, then put the condom on with her hands and mounted me. After 10 minutes of different positions, I lost my erection. Both her and I jerked my penis with our hands, so I am sure there was vaginal fluid on our bare hands. Then, she removed the condom, wiped my penis off with a wet soapy washcloth that was made available in the room, then grabbed my penis with her hands to jerk it again. Then she put her mouth on my penis and sucked it quickly for 5 seconds, used her hands again, and repeated sucking for short intervals switching between hands and sucking, until I eventually ejaculated.I am concerned over the possible exposure to vaginal fluid, as well as the unprotected blowjob. What are my chances of being infected with HIV? How long should I wait until being tested?Thanks


Thank you for contacting AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source for HIV/AIDS related information
I commend you on practicing safer sex practices, condoms provide an effective means against the HIV virus and most STI's (sexually transmitted infections). From your described activities, receiving oral sex poses a negligible risk as this activity involves the exchange of bodily fluids. However, there has never been a confirmed report. If you are concerned about a possible HIV exposure, you may want to get tested. Since we are based in Vancouver, we follow the BC CDC (Center for Disease Control) guidelines which state HIV testing be done at 3months/12weeks post risk exposure for conclusive results. Here at the Helpline, we provide reliable information and cannot speculate your "chances" for HIV infection. Therefore, testing provides a sure means regarding one's health status.
Best wishes,
AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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