« Go Back

hiv transmission

Question: 

hello, i had a sexual relation with a guy i met on line, there was a non protected oral sex ( blow job ) and he touched my anus with his penis and rubbed it without penetration , i would like to know the risks if i could be contaminated with the virus, im too scared, thank you

Answer: 

Hello and thank you for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline!

It sounds like you have some concerns in regard to the likelihood of acquiring HIV from the described scenario.

From what you have told me, you had a recent sexual encounter with a male that you met online, which consisted of unprotected oral sex and the rubbing of your anus with his penis, but without penetration. The act of receiving oral sex is distinguished as a Negligible Risk as there has never been a confirmed report of one acquiring HIV in this manner. Furthermore, both giving oral sex (either on a man or woman) and the rubbing of the anus with a penis are distinguished as Low Risk activities as there is an exchange of body fluids and have been a few reports of infection in relation to these activities, but usually under certain identifiable conditions.

For HIV transmission to be possible there needs to be a body fluid, an activity such as unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse and a direct access for the body fluid to enter the bloodstream. Below I have attached a copy of the HIV Transmission Equation chart, which goes into further detail on HIV transmisison.

HIV TRANSMISSION EQUATION

BODY FLUID
+
ACTIVITY
+
DIRECT ACCESS TO BLOODSTREAM
• blood (including menstrual) • unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse • vagina
• semen • sharing needles • anus
• pre-cum • mother to child (in specific cases) • urethra in the penis
• rectal secretions • open cuts and sores (in theory)
• vaginal fluids • other mucosal membranes
• breast milk • points of needle injection

= RISK OF HIV TRANSMISSION

For more information on HIV you can visit HIV Transmission & Prevention .

Regards,

Chris, Helpline Volunteer

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

helpline.aidsvancouver.org