|indirect contact - risk assesment
Jun 23, 2012
One month ago, I had protected sex with a female occasionally prostituting herself. She said she was not infected, making tests regularly. She added she always did with condoms. When I got out of her, the condom was still well in position, no sign of breaking or of hole (I havent checked with water filling after). Small semen volume inside, but I think it was because I was very stressed. I fear having taken a risk after. Here is what I think I remember now (with time, it gets confusing). After the withdrawal, the base of my penis was wet, with milky liquid on (first I thought it was sperm leakage,from the bottom but it was probably vaginal secretions, she said she ejaculated). The woman gave me a wipe that I found very humid (I didn't see where from she took it and what she did with). I started to wipe the base with, but I found it too much wet (did she cleaned herself with?). I took another one in the package. The second was much less humid. I wiped the base lightly with and I put the wipe on the bed. I removed the condom, and I took one of the wipes wipe the cloth to wipe the glans, briefly, from base to tip, just along the wall, and without any pressure. Then I went and washed my penis with clean water. My question is: did I take a risk touching my glans with one of the wipes (both already touched the wet base). I'm looking forward to hearing from you.
| Response from Mr. Glenn
Thanks for the question,
There really isn't any risk from what you're talking about. For HIV to transmit, I usually say that HIV positive body fluid must come out of someone's body and go immediately/directly into another person's body. This did not happen in our case. Therefore there was no risk.
I can appreciate that you may be feeling worried, but you did what you needed to keep yourself safe from HIV.
Hope this helps!
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