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Do I have any risk of HIV from the situation below??


I went for a massage today. There I fingered the lady during the massage and she also put her finger on her clitoris. Then she used that hand without cleaning it to put the condom on me. Is there any risk of HIV from that. I have noticed afterward that my fingers have some dry skin. I have also cleaned a penis with a wipe with the same hand. I have just taken a protected oral. Am I at risk?????



Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquiring HIV from receiving protected oral sex. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be Negligible Risk (There is no evidence or no documented cases of transmission. However, there is a theoretical possibility of transmission under certain extenuating circumstances.) Also, in this scenario touching the penis with unclean hands or fingers is deemed a No Risk.

In order to acquire HIV the following conditions must be met: There must be HIV present in a bodily fluid. The five bodily fluids that carry the HIV virus include: blood, semen (including pre-ejaculate), vaginal fluids, breast milk, and rectal secretions. The bodily fluid containing HIV must have direct access to the bloodstream. This can be through cuts, tears, rips, mucous membranes, open sores, or needles. Transmission occurs through a risky activity in which the first two conditions are met. For example: condom less sex, sharing needles, unsafe tattoos or piercings, vertical transmission–from mother to child (in utero, during delivery, breastfeeding).

The chance an HIV-negative person will get HIV from oral sex with an HIV-positive partner is extremely low. Though the risk of HIV transmission through oral sex is low, factors that may increase the risk of transmitting HIV through oral sex are ejaculation in the mouth with oral ulcers, bleeding gums, genital sores, and the presence of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), which may or may not be visible. Using a barrier like a condom during oral sex can further reduce the risk of transmitting HIV, other STDs, and hepatitis.

Recommendation: There are no evidence or no documented cases of transmission. Refer to a healthcare professional for more personalized answers.


AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, (Vardah)