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Question: 

Hi, Hope you can help me
I had the following incident last month
i had come across a girl of unknown status. she was a massage therapist. i touched her breast , not lactating , i touched her vagina superficially with palm -no penetration . she sit on my legs naked and rubbed vagina on legs for few secs. I had no cuts or sores bleeding. Then she gave me handjob, which i finished my self. now i am really worried from this. I am feeling nervous that i have got hiv from her. she told me that she was tested negative in march 19. i am living in fear of hiv. not able to concentrate . googling every time about symptoms and information on transmission of hiv. Ihave started losing weight due to fear. Please help me what should i do. I am really worried mind is thinking negative all 24 hrs

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of HIV transmission after touching and individual's vagina and breast. After this the individual rubbed their vagina on your legs, and gave you a hand job. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk (transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario).

When assessing HIV transmission, it is not helpful to speculate of an individual's HIV status, or provide an assessment based on an individual's occupation. For the the most accurate assessment, we focus on the activity/activities engaged in and how this activity/these activities either satisfy, or do not satisfy the HIV transmission equation(1).

The scenario mentioned above does not meet the three components of the transmission equation(1). It does not satisfy the equation because:

  • For transmission to occur, the three components of the HIV Transmission Equation must be met: there must be HIV present in a bodily fluid (ie: in blood, semen or rectal secretions), direct access to the bloodstream (ie: inside of the vagina, anus and other mucous membranes) paired with a high risk activity (ie: unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse, sharing needles, mother to child)(1).

The activities that you described in the scenario above, present No Risk for HIV transmission. HIV is not transmitted via causal touch like touching a breast. HIV is also not transmitted by touching a vagina without penetration or having an individual rub their vagina on your legs. Likewise, receiving a hand job is a No Risk activity because there was no direct access for HIV to enter your bloodstream.

Thanks again for your question! We would encourage you to check out the resources below to learn more about HIV and HIV transmission.

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

Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Hilary