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Breast being sucked and HIV Risk

Question: 

Dear Expert,

I had a sexual activity with a man who may be HIV+, he only sucked and licked both my breast for about 5 minutes. His sucking action is rather aggressive. Is there any risk that I may be infected by HIV assuming there was no visible trauma to my breast? Are there any cases where a woman can be infected by this sexual activity. I could not find any similar case in your archives, most were men asking about HIV risk if they sucked a woman's breast. Thank you and hope to hear from you soon.

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquiring HIV from receiving oral stimulation on the breasts. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be no risk (transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario).

The scenario mentioned above does not meet the three components of the transmission equation. In order to satisfy the equation, the scenario must have the following: HIV in bodily fluid, direct access to the blood stream, and a risky activity such as condom less sex, sharing needles and unsafe tattoos or piercings.

Recommendation: No need for HIV test with the scenario provided, refer to a physician for other health related questions.

Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ashley