Anonymous
Hi there, thanks for all the good work you do....
I recently visited an African country and had sex with a sex worker.. I used a condom but it broke. She was a little dry... Not very wet!!!! After a few minutes I slipped another condon on and continued to have sex with her... I later took I off and she gave me a blow job until I came.
A day and later I managed to convince her to get tested. She tested positive!!!!!!
I saw a doctor 40hrs after exposure. I tested -be and she said the chances that got infected are very low because i am circumcised. She put me on truvada for 30days.

I finished the 30day regimen 5days ago and am kind of scared to get tested....

Would pcr be a good test to take now????

And, what are the chances that the virus got into my urethra she she was giving me the blowjob????

Do condoms have any chemicals in them that kill HIV???

How kind does HIV survive on Intact skin???

Thank alot
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Anonymous
HI,

Thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver Helpline. I will try and answer your questions as best I can.

It is unfortunate that the condom broke, as it then increases the risk of acquiring HIV. In BC, protected sexual intercourse would be considered a low risk activity, when risk factors like a broken condom are present. Other risk factors (e.g. other STI), that may not apply to you, may also increase the risk of acquiring HIV from this activity. The risk for getting HIV does not necessarily change if you were circumcised or not.

Your proactive approach to seeing a doctor immediately to get the PEP Truvada and, taking it for 30 days is very effective. I understand you have finished the dosage and are now following up with a test. The PCR test can be taken 2-3 weeks post PEP treatment, and is 99.6% accuracy rate 12 weeks post-PEP. PCR is a common way of testing different organisms and measures how much virus is in the blood of positive persons.

I understand your concern about receiving a blowjob; receiving a blowjob is a negligible risk activity. Which means there is a risk level present for the potential for HIV transmission because it does involve an exchange of body fluids. However, there has never been a confirmed report in BC.

Condoms do not hold chemicals which kills the virus. It is the materials (e.g. latex, polyurethane, polyisoprene) which act as a barrier to prevent the exchange of body fluids, such as semen, vaginal or anal fluids.

Outside of the body, the virus cannot be passed on when exposed to air. HIV cannot be transmitted through the outside of dry, broken skin. It needs to be transmitted to another person through an activity that provides direct access to the bloodstream.

For further information please check our website at http://www.aidsvancouver.org[www.aidsvancouver.org](www.aidsvancouver.org).



Best Wishes,

Renee

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