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RISKY handyjob and fingering of prostitute - Please help

Question: 

Hello,

I would like thank you for all your hard work, its really important and many of us are very grateful. Here is my story/questions;

1 - I went to a massage parlour and had a very aggressive handjob from a Russian masseuse. I had a medium sized sore on the shaft of my penis that was slightly bleeding when I squeezed it. I could not tell if her hand was bleeding though but lets assume that it was. I am also uncircumcised. Am I at risk? Do I need to test?

2 – I also fingered her for about 10-15 minutes. It was quite deep and she was quite wet. I also had a small cut on my fingers. Is this a risk? Do I need testing?

I am quite anxious over this event so your soonest reply would be really appreciated.

Thank you

Answer: 

Hello and thanks for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

We are glad you have reached out to us! A hand-job is considered non-insertive masturbation, and this activity carries No Risk of transmitting HIV. In spite of a sore having been on your penis and a small cut being on her hand, this activity does not provide the conditions required for HIV transmission to happen since, there is no direct exchange of body fluids.

Fingering is an activity that has never led to HIV transmission before, although it may be possible in theory (negligible-risk). A small cut on your fingers would not be considered a risk factor in this exposure since, small cuts do not sufficiently provide direct access to the bloodstream.

Testing may not be required due to risk in this exposure but, you may consider engaging in routine STI testing, including HIV, if you remain sexually active. Here's a great resource that can tell you more about HIV transmission and about when to test for STIs. Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

Sincerely,

Marta

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