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Acr2023:
Morning All,

I just wanted to get an expert opinion on a possibly risky encounter I had. Having done a lot of reading online I suspect my concerns are probably unwarranted, but sometimes you just need someone with a lot more knowledge to tell you so to put your mind at ease.

About a week ago I met with a Thai sex worker and had protected oral and vaginal sex. Part way through we noticed a lot of blood and she had come on her period. My concern lies with when removing the condom quite a lot of blood got on the end of my penis from both the condom and where it was all over my lower abdomen. Is this a risk, or am I like a lot of others overthinking something that isnít a risk at all?

Thanks in advance and for all the great work you all do here!

Jim Allen:

--- Quote ---My concern lies with when removing the condom quite a lot of blood got on the end of my penis from both the condom and where it was all over my lower abdomen.
--- End quote ---

It's not an HIV risk, relax and move on with your life.

Here's what you need to know to reduce your HIV risks:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, with no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of protection against HIV and get vaccinated against HPV, Hepatitis A & B.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other easier-acquired STIs. So please do get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms; testing is the only way to know.

Kind regards

Jim

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Acr2023:
Afternoon Jim,

Many thanks for the quick reply and putting my mind at ease. Have a great weekend.

Jim Allen:
You're welcome.

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