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Kissing on tattoo and pimple and HIV

Question: 

Hi, I had a massage from CSW during my travel. She did my back massage and also did hand job without condom. I didn't touch her vagina. How ever I kissed deeply ( No cuts) on her back and neck. there was a tattoo and a small reddish pimple on her back. ( No bleeding ect).
I am worried if I can get HIV or STD from kissing her, Also I am getting itching sensation on my lips after this act.
Please reply I am really woried

Answer: 

Hi there, thanks for contacting the AIDS Vancouver helpline, we're happy to help!

There is No Risk in the situation you describe.

1) Handjobs are considered non-penetrative masturbation and are thus no risk since there is no exchange of bodily fluids occuring.

2) Kissing on skin, even if there was a pimple, is no risk because there is no exchange of bodily fluids again. Additionally, the mouth is a site that provides protection against infections because saliva contains an enzyme that breaks down viruses and pathogens. Also, the mouth contains in-tact skin normally, so wouldn't provide direct access to the bloodstream unless you had just had major dental work or surgery done.

Please refer to this transmission equation, as it may be helpful to you. It's important to note that all three components are necessary for transmission to even be possible:

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

I hope this helped!

Sincerely,

Christina

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