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HIV from self-exposure



Something strange happened to me. This may sound a little strange question but I wanted to ask. I'm HIV negative, I had tested two months ago. Today, I was masturbating and accidently my own sperm came into inside my eyes and ears. Can I somehow get HIV from my sperm if it directly contacts my eye, mouth or ears?

Thank you.



Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about whether you could get HIV from your own sperm that has come into contact with your eyes, mouth, and/or ears. 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 because there would be no presence of a bodily fluid containing HIV in this situation. The transmission of HIV requires that a bodily fluid containing HIV (from another person) gains direct access to your bloodstream in order to transmit the virus to you. Although sperm is a bodily fluid that could contain HIV, the sperm in this scenario is your own, which is not infectious to you in any way.

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


AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Marie