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Semen on my nipples

Question: 

I am a woman, I had an encounter with a man, it was something casual, we did not have vaginal or anal sex. It was just French kissing and I masturbated him until he finished. The ejaculation took place in my hands and my breast, there was semen mostly in my nipples. Previous to the ejaculation he played with my nipples a little rought, the were pretty sensible and I am afraid that so much touching can caused some small cut. After the event I have notice dry nipples. You said that HIV need a direct acces to the bloodstream, and acces can be other mucosal membranes. Does nipples skin can be considered mucosal membranes? Was I at risk? Do I need to test? Last test was an January after a year with any sexual activity, it was negative.

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquisition of HIV from non insertive masturbation and semen coming in contact with nipples. 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).

Mucous membranes are found inside the rectum, vagina, penis, and mouth. Skin around the nipples is not considered a mucosal membrane and it does not serve as a route for 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, (Vardah)