im freaking out!!!
May 13, 2014
i had sex with a girl on her period and i used a condom. i dont know if she has aids or not but i am losing my mind thinking that i do i need to know how high my risk is i just need an answer im too afraid to tell my parents so im resorting to your advice please help.
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi Condoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission, as long as they are used correctly and do not break or slip off. Also if lubricant is used it must be water based. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of needles. Casual contact, sharing utensils, drinking after someone, etc are not way for HIV transmission to occur. If you go to this link HIV101 it will take you to our page that talks about the ways in which HIV is and is not transmitted.
You did the right thing by using condoms. Your risk is very low.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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