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I had unprotected anal sex with another man for the first time in over a year. We were versatile and used a lot of lube. I asked him about his HIV status and he said he was negative but, I’m still not sure. He precummed and cummed outside of my body well after anal sex but, still precum may have gotten inside of me at some point, I’m not sure. What are the chances of having HIV? I’m still getting tested but, this happened just a week ago.

Like unprotected vaginal sex, unprotected anal sex is high risk for many sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, hepatitis, HIV, and syphilis. While many of these can be diagnosed immediately by getting tested, it generally takes at least three months for HIV antibodies to show up on a test.

The fact that your partner ejaculated outside of your body decreases the chance of HIV transmission, but it’s impossible for us to tell you what the chances are that you contracted HIV. The only way you can know that is by getting tested.

It’s important to remember that about one out of three people will lie about their infection status in order to have sex, so always protect yourself and use a condom — whether or not partners say they are negative.

Good luck with your test.

Tags: STDs, HIV, anal sex