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Need clarification on risk


Hi Team,

Last night I met an online friend and the below has happened.

We just played with bodies.

I didn't remove my pant.

I touched his penis which was slightly wet.

I bit on chest and played with nipples.

My partner didn't touch my penis also we didn't kiss. My partner just hugged me and touched my butts.

All the time I didn't remove my pant and partner didn't touch my penis too.

I don't know whether he is effected or not. However, I wanted to know whether I am at risk with the above mentioned process between us.
Kindly help me on this.



Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of HIV transmission after you and your partner hugged and touched each other's bodies with your clothes on, you touched their penis which was slightly wet, you bit on the individual's chest and played with their nipples. 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 surfaces), and it cannot reproduce outside a human host(2).

The activities that you have described in this scenario are all activities that present No Risk for HIV transmission. HIV is not transmitted by hugging or kissing(or casual touch in general), biting/sucking on a person's chest and nipples without breaking through the skin, or by simply touching another person's penis. This is because HIV does not survive long outside the human body (such as on surfaces), and it cannot reproduce outside of a human host(2). Any semen or pre-cum on your hand after touching the other person's penis, was already outside of the human body, exposed to environmental conditions and, thus, unable to transmit HIV to you. We can see from above, that all 3 components of the HIV transmission equation(1) must be met for transmission to occur. None of the activities that you described in this scenario satisfy the 3 components of the HIV transmission equation(1).

Thanks again for your question! We would encourage you to check out the resources listed 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