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HIV/STD risk from handjob

Question: 

[HIV Transmission Equation ](www.aidswindsor.org/healthy-me/hiv-transmission/)Hi, I appreciate your hard works guys, I'm a 21y old male, and I went to a massage parlor, which ended by him (yes a male) giving me a handjob, he was fully clothed, no other sexual activity, the problem is I live in a country where they have hiv/std stigma so that's why I'm really afraid, can you guys help me and relieve some of my concern about the risk of acquiring hiv/std from this incident, do I need to do any test regarding this incidence, since I'm not sexually active. And lastly, if the guy was wearing a non-medical gloves, would this be more safe?

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the chance of HIV transmission through non-insertive masturbation. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be a No Risk activity (Transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario).

The scenario mentioned above does not meet the three components of the HIV Transmission Equation. It does not satisfy the equation because there is no exchange of bodily fluid nor direct access to enter the bloodstream.

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

As to your question pertaining to the use of gloves during this activity, the key component of the HIV transmission equation this is addressing is to prevent viral agents direct access to enter the bloodstream. Wearing gloves may decrease this but each situation/encounter is unique and must be considered separately.

Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Carson