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Naked hugging with a sex worker and HIV infection

Question: 

16 days have passed. I was naked. My penis was covered with a condone, The sex worker was naked. I hugged her passionately for 10 minutes. She kissed my breast and masturbated me and I ejaculated inside the condone..
Till this day there is no sore on my body. Is HIV test necessary for me? Anonymous from India.

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquiring HIV from hugging and non-insertive masturbation. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk. Transmission of HIV is not possible with the given scenario. (No exchange of bodily fluids)

In order to acquire 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).

HIV is not transmitted through: kissing (with no blood present), using sex toys that are not shared, non-insertive masturbation, hugging, touching, shaking hands, sharing food, drinks, utensils or dishes, sharing linens, towels or clothing, coughing or sneezing.

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

Regards, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, (Vardah)