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I was involved in mutual masterbation with another man. He handjob himself and then gave me a handjob with the same hand. Though he did not ejaculate, I noticed he had some precum on his penis. I am concerned that he may have his precum on my penis after he touched himself and then help me masterbate. Am I at risk? Please answer. Thanks



Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of HIV transmission from mutual masturbation and then receiving a hand job. You are concerned that there may have been pre-cum on the other individual's hand when they gave you a hand job. From the information given, this scenario is determined to beNo Risk (transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario).

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(1) 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).

HIV does not survive long outside the human body (such as on the surface of the skin), and it cannot reproduce outside a human host(2). This means that any pre-cum on the other individual's hand when you received the hand job was already outside of the human body, exposed to the external environment and thus, unable to transmit HIV to you.

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