I had a penetrative gay sex with my partner. Can I get HIV?

Q. Can I get HIV after having penetrating sex with gay partner who is HIV-negative?

Answered by
Dr. Nageswara Rao
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 29, 2022 and last reviewed on: Jun 30, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am a gay male who had penetrative sex. I was at the top. I am HIV negative, and he recently tested negative for HIV on pre-exposure prophylaxis. We accidentally used oil-based lube on a latex condom. I do not believe it broke, but I was still nervous if it did and did not notice. I am worried about my risk and if I should do anything. This was a week ago. I have OCD so I worry a lot.



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The chance of sexually transmitted diseases and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in both negative partners is nil. So do not worry; moreover, you are not sure about condom break. More likely, it is your doubt. You can check for testing after three to six weeks. You are also on pre-exposure prophylaxis, so nothing is needed at this movement. The penetrative partner is less prone to infection in unprotected anal sex than receiving.

Hello doctor,

Thanks, I appreciate it. So as I understand, my risk is minimal and I should relax.



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Yes no need to worry and from next time onwards use a water based lubricant.

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