Q and A


If a HIV negative man comes inside a HIV positive woman what are the risks to the man?

What is the risk if a negative man having sex with a positive woman uses a condom but then when the man is about to come he takes off the condom and he comes inside of the woman? Will the man be infected?


Thank you for your question.

There will always be a risk with any form of unprotected sex even if it the time that the sex is unprotected is short. However, the level of risk will vary depending on several factors such as whether the positive person is on treatment, their viral load, whether either person has any STIs or cuts etc.

I am assuming you are asking this question with regards to having a baby. If this is the case then there are several things that can be done to protect both partners and still conceive naturally. For more information please follow this link.

Information on this website is provided by treatment advocates and offered as a guide only. Decisions about your treatment should always be taken in consultation with your doctor.


  1. Mr J

    Hi iv slept with a girl who im unsure if shes possitive or not, if she is am i going to be exposed taking in considiration i m circumsized and i did not cum in her please advise thank you

  2. Kyle

    I just would like to find out how possible it is that I could be infected by a HIV virus, I slept with a woman HIV positive and I didn’t use protection. It only lasted a couple of seconds because I pulled out and ran to the bathroom and wiped my foreskin with thick/undiluted bleach then I put my pants on without washing and left my foreskin open the entire day.

  3. Hi Phila, no, ARVs with control HIV and let your immune system recover. If you get side effects – which some people get – then you doctor can change to other meds. A few people with very low CD4 counts (usually less than 50) may get other infections shortly after starting. This is still better than not taking ARVs tho.

  4. Phila

    Will arvs make people to be more sick.

  5. Vik

    I had a sex with a girl but on the process the condom broke and I immediately withdrew without I or the girl ejaculated. will I contact HIV if it happens that the girl has it?

  6. Hi Grace, please talk to your doctor soon about how you are feeling. If you meds include a drug called efavirenz, this could be making you more anxious or depressed. If you are doing so well on treatment for the last six years, there is no reason why this is going to stop now. I am worried about you though so please call your doctor.

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