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Strap-on risk for HIV?
Dec 3, 2010

Dear Mr. Frascino,

I have a question concerning a possible exposure to HIV. About 8 weeks ago I visited a prostitute in the Red Light district of Amsterdam. During our meeting I fingered her with a condom on my fingers. This condom was later used on a strap-on which she used on me(put up my rectum). The time between the two acts was around 15 seconds. Obviously there were vaginal fluids on the condom. Is it possible I have contracted HIV from the vaginal fluids that were present on the condom through contact with the mucous membranes in my rectum?

Thanks in advance for your answer,

A worried visitor

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Worried Visitor,

We recommend changing condoms for each new sexual act. That said, your HIV-acquisition risk remains low. A single HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark will provide you with a definitive result.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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