Hello Dr., Im a bi-sexual male I recently(3 days ago) anal sex with a male(protected) and he stated that he was disease free. He couldve lied, however. Im concerned because I read that HIV can be transmitted through a condom, espcecially anal. Can you tell me if Iam high risk? Really worried.
Welcome to the forum. Thanks for your question. Congratulations on a common sense approach to sex wtih male partners. You used a condom for anal sex, and you asked about HIV status, learning that your partner believes he isn't infected. If you continue to follow these approaches, you can expect to never catch HIV.
It would appear you found some misinformation, or you misinterpreted what you read. HIV definitely cannot pass through an intact condom; neither can any other STD. If the condom did not break wide open, you are not at risk from this exposure -- even if your partner had HIV. And the evidence is that he did not have HIV anyway; most people don't lie when asked directly.
So no worries, no need for testing, and if you have a regular partner, you can safely continue unprotected sex without fear of transmitting anything from this recent sexual event.
Highest risk in anal sex is for the receptive (bottom) partner; quite a bit lower for the insertive (top) partner. Getting fluids on the skin would have made no difference in your risk of HIV. Washing doesn't hurt, but probably makes no difference in HIV risk.
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