Anonymous
Hello,

I got really drunk the other day at a party in Vancouver, and had anal sex (I was the "top") with a condom. Of course, I've never seen my partner before, and we didn't talk after. Actually, I didn't enjoy it, pulled out without even ejaculating and left. Activities involved were: masturbating each other, oral (I was receiving with a condom), and anal (with condom, and very briefly).
After the incident, I continued partying, and later that night someone walked to me and said: "Congratulations! You just did an HIV positive!".
That sobered me up pretty quickly, I went home and still keep thinking about what happened and why I did it. Of course, I have no guarantee that my partner was, in fact, HIV+. However, as you understand, I'm pretty nervous.
Anyway, the question is - what are the chances of me getting HIV if I had anal/oral sex with a latex condom (Trojan)?
Thank you in advance!
Party guy

 
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Anonymous
Hello Party guy,Thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source of HIV related information.
Having (unprotected) sex with a person living with HIV does not guarantee HIV transmission; this is still possibility.In addition to that, we cannot diagnose someone's HIV status by looking at him/her, and some ones' health status, including/especially HIV, should be confidential and should not be gossiped about.
Safer sex (with a condom) is still the best way to protect you and your partner(s) from many sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. As long as a condom is used correctly and there is no breakage or slipping off of an condom, there is no way the virus or bacteria can go through condom latex or polyurethane.
Receiving oral sex with a condom is no risk for HIV transmission.Insertive sex with condom is considered a low risk.
There is no need for you to be tested for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. However, here at AIDS Vancouver, we encourage all sexually active people to be tested for all STIs regularly to know one's sexual health status, regardless of engaging in safer sex or not. It may be every 3-4 months, bi-annually or annually, depending on an individual.
Hopefully you find the information helpful.If you have any other questions/concerns, please feel free to write us back.
Stay healthy and keep smiling,YoshikoAIDS Vancouver Helpline VolunteerE-mail: helpline@aidsvancouver.orgPhone (Mon-Fri 9-4pm): (604) 696-4666Web: http://www.aidsvancouver.org/helpline
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