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Condom covering half of the penis
« on: August 02, 2014, 03:12:53 PM »

I am a 29-year-old male and had anal sex with another male with unknown HIV status. I used a condom that covered at least the half of my penis. I have no cuts or sores on the uncovered part, but I am worried if I could get infected with HIV, for instance through mucous membranes - I am not sure if the inner foreskin was fully covered. I would like to ask if I am at risk?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Condom covering half of the penis
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2014, 03:22:07 PM »
The important thing is that the head of your penis was covered and since it was, it would be protected sex and hence, no risk for HIV infection.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to HIV testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start.  As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine HIV tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than HIV.  Some of the other STDs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid HIV infection. It really is that simple!


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Re: Condom covering half of the penis
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2014, 03:31:01 PM »
Thank you very much for your prompt response!

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Re: Condom covering half of the penis
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2014, 03:37:40 PM »
You are very welcome.  Just remember to "keep it covered" and you will avoid HIV infection.


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Re: Condom covering half of the penis
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2014, 10:40:33 AM »
Hello again,

I just wanted to let you know that I got tested at 6 weeks and it came back negative (I think that the test was antibody-only). The other guy told me that also he got tested negative 10 weeks after his previous sexual encounter.

The reason for which I decided to get tested is because I had a rash, but no fever and no swollen lypmh nodes. I had the rash 1 week before the day when I had sex, but it was only on my left leg. At approx. 10 days after the sexual encounter it appeared also on my arms and chest. I went to a dermatologist that told me that it is an insects rash, but I am not sure if this is the only reason and if it is not HIV related.

I would like to ask you if testing at 3 months is warranted or I can consider my 6 weeks result as conclusive?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Condom covering half of the penis
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2014, 11:08:16 AM »
As long as your penis tip was covered you did not have a risk . A 6 week negative HIV test rarely ever changes so if you do decide to test again at 3 months you should expect a negative result providing you have not engaged in any unprotected anal or vaginal sex in the last 3 months . Its your choice if you wish to test again for this specific incident .

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