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Masturbation vaginal fluid could be involved (HIV risk)

Question: 

Hello and please respond to my question,

A week ago on 1st of february I had a sexual activity with a sexual worker.

1) She did protected oral sex.
2) Then we had protected vaginal sex (it didn't last much 2 minutes I believe)
3) After that I removed the condom and masturbate myself and her masturbate herself.
We didn't touch each other for about 5 minutes and then she masturbate myself for 30 seconds.
Is possible to contact HIV this way if I had on hands vaginal fluild (from condom removing) or if she had vaginal fluid on hands (from masturbating herself).
I don't think I/ (or she) have touched the penis urethra but I'm scared that from "masturbation movement" it could get in touch with the penis urethra.

Thanks

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquisition of HIV through vaginal fluid. From the information given in this scenario the risk of having vaginal fluid coming in direct contact with the intact/unbroken skin is not significant. However, engaging in protected vaginal sex is determined to be Low Risk because evidence of transmission occurs through these activities when certain conditions are met. For E.g. Due to improper use and potential breakage of the condom.

In order to contract HIV the following conditions must be met: There must be HIV present in a bodily fluid. The five bodily fluids that carry the HIV virus include: blood, semen (including pre-ejaculate), vaginal fluids, breast milk, and rectal secretions. The bodily fluid containing HIV must have direct access to the bloodstream. This can be through cuts, tears, rips, mucous membranes, open sores, or needles. Transmission occurs through a risky activity in which the first two conditions are met. For example: condom less sex, sharing needles, unsafe tattoos or piercings, vertical transmission–from mother to child (in utero, during delivery, breastfeeding).

The protected vaginal sex mentioned in the above scenario does satisfy the two components of the transmission equation because it involves the exchange of body fluids and direct access to the bloodstream (vaginal mucous membrane). However, non-insertive masturbation or the presence of vaginal fluid remotely coming in contact with unbroken/intact skin possess no apparent risk as there is no direct access to the bloodstream.

Recommendation : Refer to Physician for HIV test.

Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Vardah.