Anonymous
Hi Doctor,

I had anal sex with condum with a unknown guy that i dont know about his HIV status.
At the end he took the condom and masturbated next to me. Few seconds later i felt some of his sperm landed on my penis head.
Im a little counserned about it because i read a lot of things at the Internet.

There may be a possibility that I have been infected with HIV?

Thanks
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you're concerned about the possibility of HIV transmitting during an encounter. We're happy to answer your question for you.

First off, it's great you decided to use a condom for your encounter, as condom use substantially reduces the risk of transmission of both HIV and other STIs. Sex with a condom is considered a low risk activity, meaning that while theoretically transmission is possible, it requires specific circumstances to occur (like the condom breaking, for example). If sperm somehow landed on your penis while he was masturbating, this is a no risk situation. To understand why, check out our transmission equation:
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
You'll see that required for transfer are an activity involved in transfer, and direct access to the bloodstream. Ejaculate landing in your penis does not provide direct access to the bloodstream nor is it an activity involved in transfer.

Thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question. We hope it has been answered fully.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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