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HIV transmission through sore

A couple weeks ago I had protected vaginal intercourse with a sex worker from
Singapore (I was in Australia). Condom didn’t break or come off and so I know I’m safe that way.

But on the shaft of my penis I had a sore of some sort from shaving, could of been an inflamed hair follicle or ingrown hair or fordyce spot. Not totally sure what it was and not sure it it ever bled.
As this spot may not of been covered by the condom and it most likely entered the vagina during intercourse is there a chance of transmission through the sore?

Cheers

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If you had protected vaginal intercourse, then you had no risk for HIV.  All that needs to be covered is the head of your penis so the base is not going to be a source of transmission eve if you had a shaving sore there.  You had a barrier to HIV transmission so you do not need to worry or test.  
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Awesome, thanks. Yeah the business end was definitely covered and no failure of condom. I just thought transmission might of happened through the sore or open pore of the skin. Thanks again
Just to confirm, even if the sore wasn’t covered and was inside the vagina it still isn’t a route for transmission?
Just as long as the head was covered
Correct.  HIV will not EVER enter through superficial wounds like that.  HIV enters through your urethra, which was entirely covered.
Sorry I know I am being paranoid. I have seen stuff online that says it may be possible for HIV to transmit via cuts/sores etc

But from my understanding they are referring to cuts/sores on the mucus membrane part of the penis and the urethra and head.

Am I correct in this conclusion?

Because even if there is a cut in the skin it heals quick enough to stop an infection and the cut or sore would need to be deep?
Sorry I’m just worried I know it’s stupid. And I know symptoms aren’t a sign but I had a mild sore throat 14 days exactly after the intercourse that lasted about 6 days. No other symptoms though
You need to stop googling. It's only going to make you invent all kinds of ridiculous theories in your head, none of which are true. Using a condom prevents HIV. Any cuts or scrapes exposed to body fluids that are outside the body and exposed to air are not at risk. You had no risk. Quit obsessing about this and move on.
20620809 tn?1504362969
Being paranoid doesn't change facts.  This is not how people get HIV. That's a fact. If you can't accept this, then it is time to talk to a therapist.  Sincerely, it's now worth constant worry so if you have that, then get some help for anxiety.  
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I know you’re right. And I know that no one has ever been infected via a small cut or sore. I just need to get it in my brain and move on.

Urethra protected, I am fine.

Thanks
Yes, you are caught in a worry trap that you need to escape.  Because you have no reason to worry.  
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Hello again everyone and Merry Christmas... ok one last question just to ease my mind, as the mind loves to play tricks

I know the rubbish about holes in condoms is a myth which that doesn’t concern me.

But I would definitely know about a broken condom correct?

When I pulled out it looked intact from above. Then she removed the condom and it was in her hand and I asked if it were broken and she replied “no” and showed it to me in her hand where I could see seamen.
Considering there was seamen in the condom that’s a good indicator it wasn’t broken at all?
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I mean the rubbish about “micro holes” in condoms
I’m not trying to sound stupid, I just don’t know what a broken condom looks like and am unsure how obvious it is. Like I said originally I think it was intact as it was full with semen.
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Hello again everyone and Merry Christmas... ok one last question just to ease my mind, as the mind loves to play tricks

I know the rubbish about micro holes in condoms is a myth which that doesn’t concern me.

But I would definitely know about a broken condom correct?

When I pulled out it looked intact from above. Then she removed the condom and it was in her hand and I asked if it were broken and she replied “no” and showed it to me in her hand where I could see semen.
Considering there was semen in the condom that’s a good indicator it wasn’t broken at all?

I’m not trying to sound stupid, I just don’t know what a broken condom looks like and am unsure how obvious it is. Like I said originally I think it was intact as it was full with semen.
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Anyone?
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Please don't post in this manner. This is not a chat room.  Your question was answered by others and myself already. The answer has not changed.  Condoms break wide open and you'd have noticed.  And that it was full of semen, come on.  Your anxiety is ruining your thought process.  Give this up, it was not a risk!
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Condoms are designed to split wide open when they fail. Therefore, if there was a condom break, it would've been very obvious and there would be no doubt. Using a condom prevents HIV. Any cuts or scrapes exposed to body fluids that are outside the body and exposed to air are not at risk. You had no risk.
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