in may 24 I had a sex with a sex worker I protect with condom after 1 min vaginal sex I removed my condom by my hand very soon I touch my opening of penis with my hand and outer layer of condom also touch the wet opening of my penis is their any chance for HIV transmission?
Hi there and thank you for using AIDS Vancouver as your source of HIV/AIDS related information.
Before addressing your question, I would just like to say that who you have a sexual encounter with (regardless of age, gender, occupation, ethnicity, sexual preference, etc) does not matter, rather the activities you engage in determine the risk of HIV transmission (unprotected anal/vaginal intercourse).
The case you have mentioned (protected vaginal sex) would be considered a low risk activity. It is great to hear that you used protection, since condoms are still the most effective way to protect yourself and others against HIV and other STIs. Realistically, if the condom did not break or fail in any way, then there really isn’t any way for HIV to pass through the polyurethane or latex of the condom.
In terms of touching your hand to your penis after removing the condom, this is considered a negligible risk, that is to say if the person was in fact HIV positive in the first place. In order for HIV to be transmitted, three conditions must be present:
1) A body fluid containing the HIV virus (e.g. blood, semen, vaginal fluids, breast milk)
2) An activity (unprotected anal/vaginal intercourse, sharing needles)
3) Direct access to enter the bloodstream (vagina, anus, urethra in the penis, point of needle injection)
Even though the fluid on the outside of the condom did come into contact with your penis, it would be very difficult for it to have entered your urethra. Therefore, from this situation alone there is no need to get an HIV test however, we do recommend regular HIV and STI testing for those who are sexually active. If you choose to get an HIV test the window period for a standard HIV test is 3 months (12 weeks) in order to receive completely conclusive result, however 95% of infections are detectable within 4-6 weeks.
Hopefully you find this information helpful.
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