Anonymous
Hi! Hope you all having a good day, April 21st of 2019, I had protected but when he's about to release his semen he pulled it out and cummed outside my stomach and semen got onto my stomach.

Is there a possible risk of transmission of semen being onto my skin?

I hear many advocates saying that once the HIV virus exposed to air/oxygen, it will eventually diminish the ability to infect. How true it is?

Your answer to this matter will be highly appreciated. Thank you.
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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about acquiring HIV from protected anal sex. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be Low Risk (Evidence of transmission occurs through these activities when certain conditions are met).

HIV transmission occurs when bodily fluid containing HIV from an individual has direct access to the bloodstream of an individual with HIV negative status through a high risk activity.

In this scenario you engaged in protected anal sex and ended in semen coming into contact with your stomach. Protected anal sex satisfies the [transmission equation](https://www.aidswindsor.org/healthy-me/hiv-transmission/) due to possible improper usage or breakage (1). Although semen is a bodily fluid that can carry HIV, contact with the skin that does not have open wounds and are cut free with no access to the bloodstream would not allow for transmission to occur. HIV does not survive outside the body long and quickly is rendered inactive when exposed to the environment (1).

Recommendation: Refer to Physician for HIV test.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Danielle

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