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Used unwashed hand to place the condom

 
To cut the story short. I met a lady, before we have sex i used my hand to play with her vagina, no fingering "it was wet tho" after like 5 minutes I used both hands to place the condom without washing!

We spoke about it and she assured that she is HIV free and her last checkup was 8 months ago, but I have thoughts that killing me!


Condom didn't slip off or got torn.

After i finished i went to the washroom, washed the condom from outside first while it it on "tip facing up" the washed my hands and took it off.

Please advise, Do I need to test for that?! This incident happened 2 weeks ago.

Last night i developed night sweat 😔

Thanks in advance
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helpline-volunteer
Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from your question, you are asking about the possibility of HIV transmission after potentially coming in contact with HIV positive vaginal fluid while putting on a condom. While this particular scenario confers No Risk (Transmission of HIV is not possible with the given scenario), you did engage in protected sex afterwards which is considered to be Low Risk (Evidence of transmission occurs through these activities when certain conditions are met).

For HIV transmission to be possible, three components must be met (see below).

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HIV transmission requires the presence of HIV positive fluid (such as semen, vaginal fluid, pre-cum, rectal fluid, breastmilk, etc), coupled with a High, Low, or Negligible Risk activity that provides the virus with direct access to the bloodstream.

While you did engage in protected sex, it's important to remember that even with consistent condom usage, the risk of HIV transmission is not reduced to zero (1). This is due to a variety of factors, including improper use and potential breakage of the condom, thus giving HIV positive fluid direct access to the bloodstream. Therefore, there is a Low Risk of transmission in this case. 

In regards to your initial question of potentially coming in contact with HIV positive vaginal fluid while putting on a condom, this scenario on its own is considered No Risk as the transmission equation is not fully satisfied. HIV undergoes rapid reduction in concentration (90-99%) when exposed to oxygen, making transmission extremely unlikely (2). Thus, the fact that any HIV positive fluid would have been exposed to oxygen, coupled with the lack of direct access to the bloodstream, means that there is No Risk of transmission in this case.

Recommendation: 
Refer to a health care provider for HIV testing.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ashley

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Additional Resources:
HIV transmission and condom use (1)
HIV and exposure to oxygen (2)
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