Anonymous
Hi, I had protected sex with a guy not to long ago ( A condom was used). Only thing that's bothering me is I had a small cut on my thumb on my left hand. I kinda worry because during sex some of his body fluid was on my hand and it may have touch the cut. In the back of my mind do I need to get tested. Am I at risk of being affected with HIV?
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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for contacting AIDS Vancouver. I will go over your risk of acquiring HIV from the situation you described to clarify your situation and help you decide whether you want to get tested.

Protected sex is a low risk activity for acquiring HIV. The cut on your thumb would not present a risk of HIV transmission. Cuts on the skin only provide access to the bloodstream if they are large enough that they require medical attention such as stitches. Without access to your bloodstream bodily fluids would not be able to transmit the virus.

Whether you want to get tested in the light of this information is up to you, AIDS Vancouver recommends regular testing for all sexually active individuals. Here is a [link](https://aso411.ca/) to find a testing site near to you if you are in Canada.

Best regards,

Alex

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