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Protected intercourse using condoms with person of unknown HIV status. Chances of contracting HIV?

I had 3 hours of sex with a 35 yr old black female I met over xxxxx, we used a condom but we did not change it, she says she is negative but females can lie and she is in a high risk profile, what are the chances of getting hiv increasing by using the same condom, at times the condom would peel move up, assuming she is poz
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello, thanks for using health care magic.
Effective use of latex condoms is a very effective preventive measure which has been proven in discordant couples (where one partner is positive and the other negative). Typically, male transmission occurs when infected secretions from the female genital tract move into the male's urethra. This is also possible if the male present with wounds on the genital region that become soiled with the infection secretions.
In the absence of wounds on the genital region and without a break of the condom, it is less likely for a male to become infected. However, prolonged sexual activity can predispose to minute skin lesions especially during hard and vigorous intercourse that can become contaminated with vaginal secretions.
So, in the absence of wounds and breaking of the condom, the chances of picking up the infection close to zero.
Best regards and hope this helps you.
Dr. Achuo A. M.
Answered: Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Nsah Bernard's  Response
Dec 2012
Hello Tarabell,

Thanks for posting,
Well given the fact that you protected yourself with condom the chances are far less than you were unprotected. It is wise of you to always consider any stranger you meet (for sexual activity) to be positive until proven order wise. Protection with condom on its own is 99%, the remaining 1% will depend on whether the condom tore off, if there was any form of fluid exchange (besides saliva) especially blood etc. Will to make sure you are first of all fine is to do a HIV test now, then redo after 90 days to confirm you are free of the virus.
Besides this no one can tell for sure if you were or not affected by the woman ( as no one can even know if she is actually positive or negative)
Hope this helps and wish you the best
Dr Nsah
Answered: Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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