slep with condom without removing

Question

dear Dr.Kull

this is my second question in this forum. in one of the encounters,i had vaginal intercourse with a female sex worker,with condom.it was night and i slept and removed the condom only in the morning. does this cause hiv infection? please help as i have yet to take my test for hiv.

Answer

You are only at risk for infection with HIV if HIV infected fluids--blood, semen, or vaginal secretions--come into direct contact with your mucous membranes or bloodstream. You should always remove a condom and properly dispose of it right after sex, but in your case I don't see any reason why you might be at increased risk for infection.

RMK