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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



Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about whether or not you can get HIV infection from touching the vaginal area covered by clothing and whether or not you can acquire HIV by using shared towels. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be NO Risk. Transmission of HIV is not possible with the given scenario (No exchange of bodily fluids)

The scenario mentioned above does not meet the three components of the transmission equation. There is no exchange of blood or body fluids .No unprotected sexual activity(vaginal/anal) sharing of needles. No direct access to enter the bloodstream. https://www.aidswindsor.org/healthy-me/hiv-transmission/

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

Resources: https://gettested.cdc.gov/

Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, (Vardah)