[Question #7386] Broken condom

5 months ago
Hello Doctor,  
Three days ago, I was having sex with an escort and  the condom broke as I was inserting my penis into the vagina. I think I was exposed for one second because I pulled out right away. What is my chances that I caught HSV2 or HIV? The escort informed me that she does not have anything and that she gets tested regularly. I live in Indiana. I have seen Dr. Handsfield mention that for HSV2 to be transmitted it has to be massaged into the skin. Like I mentioned above it was only about a second or 2 before I pulled out. I’m starting to get worried that I might have caught something from this exposure. Thank you 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
5 months ago
I think the chances that you contracted herpes or HIV based on one second of exposure are just about zero.  And it's very good news that the sex worker told you that she gets tested regularly.  That is likely true.  If she infected someone with a sexually transmitted infection, her business would likely come to a very abrupt end.  Infection with either of these viruses seems near 100% unlikely.

Terri
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5 months ago
Hello Doctor, 
So from your first sentence of your response that there is a chance that I might have caught something from this exposure? I was so careful I was also wearing my underwear to avoid any skin to skin contact during the event. As soon as I heard the condom break I pulled out. 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
5 months ago
No, I don't think there is a chance that you contracted something, no.  You did a great job of protecting yourself indeed.  Good job!

Terri
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5 months ago
Hello doctor, 
Thank you for your help. I appreciate it. I purchased a question about another possible exposure but for some reason it is not letting me  use it and it’s marked as completed. Order number 9534. Can you please see if my question was posted or not. Thank you 
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
5 months ago
We aren't up to that number question.  I've asked ASHA to take a look at this issue for you.

Terri
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