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Negligible risk


Please read below. The person that asked the question excluded needles and syringes as objects and simply asked that any object with the exception of syringes would be no risk yet in the answer it says NEGLIGIBLE vs NO risk............why is this inconsistent with most if not all other answers that says HIV is not transferable by an object and requires human to human contact? This negligible risk contradicts previous answers??????

So is touching blood on an object that was there just a second or two earlier and then into a cut a risk or not as the person asked below? Is Any object that is NOT a syringe, NO risk or negligible risk if seconds hold fluid on object goes into open active cut?

Original question/answer below

Object And Surface
Thursday, November 5th
HIV Transmission
Negligible risk
HIV is never transmitted from objects (except needle and syringe) or surfaces, because any fluids on it will be exposed to air, thus virus is not transmissible any more? Is it right?
Even if i have bleeding cut on my skin and that cut contacts with such objects or surfaces, i am still safe?
Short query: Any object (not needle and syringe) and surface are always safe from HIV?

Hi there and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline.

There is no risk of HIV from touching objects that may have come into contact with bodily fluids while having small cuts. This is because HIV in bodily fluids (such as blood or semen) becomes non-transmissible when it is exposed to the air. Any bodily fluids on objects would have been exposed to the air and would not contain transmissible HIV. The only exception to this would be if an object had areas within it that could trap a bodily fluid and was then used internally. This is possible with needles (blood remains in the barrel of the needle and then goes into the bloodstream of the person who uses the needle next without being exposed to the air). There has also been speculation that there could be a risk of this nature from sharing sex toys if there is some form of hole in them that could trap bodily fluids, but there has not been a reported case of transmission of this nature in British Columbia.

Risk of breast licking

Hi Team,
The only exposure i had on 28th of august is that i licked the breast of a CSW for 2 minute(softly). There was no intercourse happened(vagainal or Anal). I have done HIV NAAT test right after 30 day of exposure it came as negative.
Symptom i faced are below:
White toungue and dry mouth (after 9 days)
Diarrhoea (2 week after exposure)
Burning sensation( 2 week after exposure)
A fever (101) and swollen lymph node (after 60 days of exposure).

Please help i am really worried.
My 90 day are going to complete on 28th of november.
Do i need to go for testing? Really worried.

Protected Oral sex and Handjob

Hi, I would like to thank you for answering my questions in advance, I'll try to be as specific as possible,
A few days back I went to a massage parlour, it started out by the Lady giving me a shower, during the shower she did touch my penis for a few seconds, after that, during the massage she gave me a Body to Body massage with lubricant on the back, later, she asked me to flip over and she laid on me for a while, during this time there were brief contact between our genitals but no penetration whatsoever, also she tried to kiss me a few times on the lips which I refused but she did at times manage to give me a few pecks of kisses, no tongue just pecks of dry kisses, later on she gave me Oral sex with condom on, it finished with a handjob Without Condom. Also when I got home I realised that on my neck there seems to be a red spot, somewhat like a hickey that might have been caused by her.
Am I in any risk of transmission of STD or HIV in any of the scenario that I described above?? Please help, I'm worried sick! Thank you so much.


A stranger gave me a blowjob. And I have no idea if he has the HIV virus in him,so are they chances for me getting it?



I have three questions. I hope you will answer.

1, Can i get HIV if someone did a blowjob for me? If she had a fresh wound on her hand.

2, Can i get HIV if a woman scratched me under my nails by her nails? My wound was bleeding.

3, If someone touched with his jacket my gyros by accident and then i ate the gyros, can i get the virus? If there were any body fluid on his jacket

Sorry if this were stupid questions. Waiting for your answer.

precum into herpes sore

I am gay and recently had mutual masturbation, frottage and being fingered with another guy in sauna. The next day I realised I had an outbreak of a couple of Herpes ulcers/sores around my anus one which was bleeding.( I was diagnosed with herpes in last few weeks).

His penis was touching my anus and rubbing against it a few times after being fingered by him. My worry is that I might have got some precum into the sore and might be fresh cut and bleeding!!!. We are sweating so it's difficult to know if precum existed.

I am not sure of the other guys hiv status. What are the chances of HIV infection through precum into a herpes sore and cut? Are they really high? We were only touching each other this way for a 15 minutes. I am really worried since I know it's a much higher risk to contract hiv whilst having an herpes outbreak especially since I was bleeding the next day.

I would very much appreciate a second opinion from you too find out the risk factors and the chances I could have contracted HIV. The more I read about it on the internet the more worried I get.


1.Hi this gopi krishna from india ..actually I have rubbed my penis to a married womens vagina ...my penis dint enter into her vagina ...so wil I get hiv by rubbing my penis to her vagina ..?

2.I need a correct answer if two persons dont have hiv ..if they intercourse will they get affected with hiv ?

3.if a boy dont use condom ...but the women uses loop ..or femidom ..in her vagina ..then the two persons will get infected with hiv?

4.will hiv transmits when .we do sex with hiv affected person ..or it affects person who dont have hiv too ?

Handjob and licking

Hai ,

thanks for answer my question ,

yesterday i have received handjob from a guy which i just meet and don't know about his sexual history. the only thing i know is he is just done HIV test on 28/10/15 and it is negative. he was sucking and licking my nipple and balls only. without any oral activities involved. the only thing quite scared me is he tried to suck penis but only up to head of my penis and i did stop him. is there any chances that i will have HIV ? during the sucking and licking, i discovered that my penis has some scratched without bleeding and i suspect during the handjob activity. i never found any blood on my penis or either from his saliva. should i need to have HIV test to ensure my status because the next day my body quite weak and possible to get fever. i undertstand that there is no risk in getting handjob since there is no liquid exchange happen and negligible risk for receiving blowjob. but what about the when i received sucking on the head of my penis for only less than 30 seconds.

sorry for my english.


Safe sexual actions

Hi there,

Thanks for the great work you are doing here.

I'm in a very worried state right now.

I had 3 months ago an erotic massage that ended with a handjob. On top of that, I was given PROTECTED oral sex by a CSW 2 months ago. Could you please assure me that there was no risk at all for HIV at any point for these activities?
Am I correct that HIV can only enter men trough the urethra? So if a condom was applied, there would be no risk in receiving oral sex?
Thank you so much.

hiv and STD

hi there,

i have done some risky activities today, i have been masturbated by a random guy using hand .then suddenly that guy tried to suck my penis. the sucking only up to head of my penis for only 5 sec which is i stop him before going further.i asked the guy about his HIV status and he already taking HIV test and the result is negative on 28/10/15. so my question is:

1) is there any possibility for HIV or any other STD will infect me?
2) do i need to do HIV test because the sucking is very short and i don't ejaculate inside his mouth .

please advise.



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