Re: Chance of acquiring HIV
HIV is fragile virus that can only be transmitted INSIDE the human body. Infection will only result through direct inoculation deep into tissue or a body cavity, such as injection of infectious material inside a vein, as in IV drug use (i.e. sharing needles), or through penetrative sexual intercourse. HIV loses its ability to infect as soon as it leaves the body, so vaginal secretions outside the body are not infectious. Also, skin is highly resistant to viruses (regardless of minor cuts) as it is made up of several layers- there must be a huge gash requiring stitches for there to be a route of infection. All of this means that your situation, despite being disconcerting knowing her status, posed absolutely no risk to you. As long as the head of your penis was covered with a condom throughout intercourse, you had no risk for HIV infection.