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First of all, congratulations for this project. It not only help people all over the world as it also gives credibility because Canada its a very serious country, so people know they can rely on you without any doubts.

My doubt its about a massage I did in a business trip to China recently. Only massage, nothing else, in a very top hotel, and very clean place. The massagist even wear mask to make it, but I know this does not concern my question. Anyways, I am 40 years old and have some pimples in my back, always had, now that I am turning older pimples are becoming less and less, but still have some (not too much, just usual as many men do). So, I always check the hands of the massagist before making massage to check to see if she doesn't have any cuts or something similar. As the light wasn't so strong as it was a relaxing place, I could not see anything. But at the end when I turn on the normal light I could see small pimple NOT in the palm of her hands (where she uses to do the massage), but on the back (may not even have touch my back). But it was very small, like a mosquito bite (not blood or anything like it) just like a very small pimple (about 1 millimeter, very very small).

Anyways, my concern is if the little pimple on the back of her hands may have touched the pimples of my back, is there any chance to have contracted HIV. I did went to my doctor back home as precaution and he told me 100% NO, but its always good to have a second opinion from such a well respected institution as yours.

Thanks a lot for the attention.


Dear volunteers
Before 10 months Went to massage parlor, No oral, No anal, No vaginal, No fingering, No handjob ,No kissing, No foreplay, No masturbation, masseur lady were dressed on (wearing pyjama and Tshirt from beginning to end of massage session, my Concern is, that time i had several skin cracks due to cold sore at the back of my hands especially at knuckles, where I had noticed some time blood seepage,

I did not inserted my hand inside her pajama or T.Shirt but if vaginal secretion could dripped out (leak) from her pajama and touched my cold sore hand skin cracks, I am not sure if any cracks was with active seepage of blood during massage session, but this was sure my hand touched her vaginal portion while massage when she stand and stayed very close to my hand and when she was moving around massage table
I do not know her HIV status, she is negative or positive
My question is
Question 1- assume hand was placed at the place, where her HIV infected vaginal secretion dripped out (leak) from her pajama and touched my cold sore hand skin and cracks immediately, especially at knuckles, assuming the cracks was with active blood seepage?
Considering above situation, can put at risk of acquire HIV infection?
Question 2-Masseur lady give me towel to cover groin portion, I am not sure if towel was used by someone before or was unused, Assuming that towel was used by someone and had HIV infected fluids which is touched my penis urethral opening?
Considering above situation, can put at risk of acquire HIV infection?
What’s your recommendation based my situation; I need to go for HIV antibody test? Or relax, no need any test?
I thank you all volunteer at this forum and appreciate, you are doing very good job

Cut during manicure

Hi. I recently went to the nail salon to get acrylic nails. While the woman was using the drill to file down the underneath of the nails, she cut me with the drill bit. It wasn't extremely deep but it was more than just a scratch and it did bleed. She put an antiseptic on my cut and continued with the service.I began to freak out because i did not remember her pulling the drill bit out of a sterile place. I also noticed she had been working on the woman beside me who had a nasty burn or scrape on her hand, and the tech did not change her gloves before touching me. Is there any way I could contract HIV from this? It's probably a stupid question but I've been worried.

Vaginal Fluid Immediate Contact


I recently took a lap dance from a stripper at a club in Thailand.

I was always wearing my clothes, but the stripper was naked.

She kept fingering herself and then sometimes rubbed those fingers on her breasts or my head face or body.

One time when she rubbed the vaginal fluids on her breasts right after fingering herself, she immediately brushed her breasts against my face, i am not sure but might have had my tongue out and could have had a contact, if not tongue, then definitely my lips.

Due to alcohol in past few days, my mouth was a bit dry / sore. I did brush around an hour before this act. That might have caused minor bleeding as that happens to me sometimes.

Secondly, her fingers with fresh fluids might have punctured some pimple on me, not sure, may be overthinking, but would like to know if the above 2 situations pose any risk.

Lastly a clarification, i read in one of the answers that the HIV virus dies within 60 seconds and that once exposed to air it cannot pass infection, so does that mean that the virus might be still alive but has become weak to infect immediately on being exposed to air. So even after 5 seconds, it cant infect even though it is still alive.


Embarrassing Scenario

Hello. I have some pretty severe scrapes from masturbation. They have never bled or anything. After working out yesterday at the gym, I showered. I accidently dried my penis/entire body with a used, dirty towel from someone else...have no idea who. Since my penis has scrapes on it, could I put myself at risk for hiv?


Risky Activity, Pep, Testing

I had an experience that is causing me great concern. I received unprotected oral and rubber her vagina on the outside. Did feel the wetness on fingers. May have had a small cut on the underside of the head of the penis. Greatly freaking out. Im especially worried cause I saw something that would make me think she is possibly in acute phase of infection post the unprotected oral. Should I get tested? Should I try and start pep? It is about 60 hours post exposure.

HIV From Concrete/Object


I have extreme HIV anxiety and have been worried sick about the possibility of catching HIV from objects. Some say that the virus dies within seconds others say within 15 minutes, some say it depends on the amount of blood, some say that there's no way possible to catch the virus from objects, only direct wound to wound, transfusions, sexual intercourse, sharing needs, and breast milk. Please confirm? Is there anyway possible you can get HIV from person to object to person no matter how much time has lapsed?
The incident in question is a fall. I was at a shopping center where millions of people walk and frequent daily. I slipped and fell on concrete/grass and scraped both of my knees really badly to the point where they were both bleeding. I also scraped my hands and could see broken skin but no blood. Is there any way possible that if there were traces of blood on the concrete/grass where I fell (maybe came off someones shoe or a nosebleed etc) that I could contract HIV in this way? Also, a lady helped me up. I didn't see any blood on my hands but broken skin (small scrapes) If the woman had blood on her hands is there any way possible that I could get HIV through my small scrapes? Please advise!

Shower head

Thanks for answering my question of October 1 referring to the use of a detachable shower head. In the instance, my fear rested with possible semen fluids being left on the shower head from a previous user who may have masturbated in the shower by spraying his penis and penis with the shower head. You responded that there was no risk for HIV transmission and provided sound reasons and conditions which must exist for HIV transmission. I just wanted to add that in the process of wash spraying my own penis alone in the shower stall, I ejaculated. Does this change anything in terms of risky behaviour? Thanks

Kiss on the lips with dry lips, can I get HIV?

i've just gave a fleeting kiss to both cheeks to a family member with small cuts on my lips (i'm used to scratch them when i'm nervous). i don't think i'm in danger and think it's paranoia, but i want your opinion. thanks

Share something with HIV person, any risk?

Hi, administrator.I have some worried situations to ask you. I just known that one of my friend has HIV+ (I don't know she has HepB and HepC or not) . And I realize that I used to share something with her.

1.I shared food with her. We eat the soup from the same bowl. She put her spoon in her mouth and the put it in the bowl again. After that, I used my spoon to eat from that bowl. If that time both I and her had bleeding gum, there was a risk or not?
2.We used the same water dispenser. Once, she used her glass to collect water from that dispenser and I immediately used my glass to collect water after her. I afraid maybe there was some of her saliva (or mix with her blood) left on the dispenser and my glass touched her saliva and then I immediately drank. Any risk?

From 2 situations mentioned above, Do I need to go to clinic to test for HIV, and Hep?


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