Anonymous
I had receptive protected sex about 2 weeks ago.  I am getting tested tomorrow.  We had unprotected oral sex.  Ejaculation did not occur while being penetrated. Am i low risk for transmission?
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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 engaging in protected 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).

In order for transmission to occur, a number of requirements 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 use, 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. 

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

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ashley

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