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Giving Handjob & Ballsucking.

Question: 

I gave a guy a handjob and sucked/licked on his balls. He came over my hand. Could I have caught HIV? I should note that not long before the incident I had brushed my teeth and used mouthwash so I might have had cuts on my gums and diluted my saliva.

Answer: 

Hi there and thank you for contacting us at AIDS Vancouver, we are happy to help

It sounds like you are wondering about your risk for HIV transmission after an encounter which involved giving a hand job, and giving oral sex (only to his balls).

Giving a hand job is a NO RISK activity for HIV transmission, because there is no direct access to the bloodstream. This means that this activity has never lead to HIV transmission.

Giving oral sex is considered to be a LOW risk activity, which means that there have only ever been a few reports of transmission attributed to this activity. Please note that the risk is only present under certain identifiable conditions, such as blood present, another STI present, or a large open wound that may be bleeding in the mouth or on the genitals. Without these conditions present, we can say that this activity is not a risk.

The cuts on your gums would not be a risk for HIV transmission because they would be considered to be superficial wounds. Wounds that would pose a risk for HIV transmission would be ones that are actively bleeding and require immediate medical attention. Also, if you only sucked on your partners balls and did not give him oral sex on his penis, then there was no exchange of body fluid therefore this means that this activity could again be considered no risk.

Hopefully we have answered your questions, for any further concerns please do not hesitate to contact the helpline at the number below

In health,

Raveena (AV Volunteer)

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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