« Go Back



Hi, recently I have received a handjob from a female massagist. As I know that receiving handjob does not cause HIV transmission at all.

But what make me very worry that before giving the handjob, she had sucked my penis once (yes, just once only), which I told her to stop immediately.

I have requested her to put a condom on my penis before giving that handjob (for the sake of cleaning more easier afterwards), but I am not sure if the condom was on my penis when she sucked my penis.

May I know that if I will be infected HIV or do I need HIV test?

Thanks a lot for your time and answer.


Hello and thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source of HIV/AIDS related information.

Receiving oral sex is a negligible risk experience for the passing of HIV; no one has ever acquired HIV from receiving an unprotected blow job. This is because saliva is not a fluid that is able to transmit the HIV virus.

While I wouldn't recommend an HIV test based on this exposure alone, we do recommend regular HIV/STI testing for individuals who are sexually active. On an individual basis, this may be annually, biannually, or every few months.

Thank you for your question and please don’t hesitate to contact us in the future.

Best wishes,