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am i at risk ??
Jun 10, 2012

Hi doc, i have old pimple wound with scab on penis, and i had protected sex that time but i dont know what if condom shifted away and couldn't cover the wound, in this case ? am i at risk ?

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi Wearing a condom was a very smart thing to do and since your wound was old and scabbed even if the condom slipped the likelihood of HIV transmission is very small. Theoretically it would be possible but again the likelihood of transmission is so very small. Of course none of us can guarantee and the best way for you to know is to get tested. The guidelines for testing are to be tested initially at 3 weeks then again at 3 months if both are negative than so are you!

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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