Anonymous
Hi,

I had recently engaged in oral and vaginal sex with a woman. Both were done with condom on. However, after ejaculation due vaginal sex and after removing my penis from her vagina, I used my hand to touch the condom to check if there is a leak. I believe at this moment, my hand had contact with some of the vaginal fluid. After removing of the condom by her, I used the same hand to touch my penis. My question is, is it possible for any hiv transmission through this kind of scenario?.
The reason I am scared is because that, less then a week after the intercourse, I had developed a mild headache and a small rash on my neck. I am unsure if it is due to other reason. I would appreciate some advise.
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Anonymous
Hello and thanks for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

It seems that you are concerned that the symptoms you are having might indicate the presence of HIV after engaging in protected sex activity. We are glad to provide some information.


Engaging in vaginal or anal sex with a condom is considered a a Low Risk activity. This means that there are a few confirmed cases of HIV transmission through this activity. We recommend that people get tested for HIV. At Aids Vancouver we encourage people to use HIV testing as a regular health maintenance routine. This means getting tested once or twice a year in order to get help as early as possible. We do not determine the HIV status of an individual from symptoms because they can be caused by other viral infections that are not related to HIV. The only method is getting an HIV test.

When HIV is exposed to air it is not transmittable. In the case that the condom was exposed to HIV and it transferred to your hand and then penis then because it was exposed to air it would not transmit.

The Aids Vancouver Helpline Online forum has postings that are related to your question that you can read for additional information. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us again.

Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

In health

Lawrence

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

helpline.aidsvancouver.org
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