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stitch tunnel hiv


sir/maam i am very strees and so worried because last month july 15 i have a unprotected sex with a female csw for 3 to 5mins my penis was not that hard and the condom slipped half way but the head is still protected i think that half of my penis expose for around 20 seconds when i notice it i immediately went in the cr and i pour alot of water in it while masturbating my self i had small circumcision stitch tunnel my worries are if my penis have hiv viginal fluid can masturbation force the water with virus enter the peehole and stitch tunnel and also im curios if stitch tunnels have skin under or flesh hope you can help me please im so worry thanks and more power


Hello and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

It sounds like you are quite stressed in regard to the possibility of acquiring HIV during the sexual activities in your scenario.

From what you have told me, the condom was supposedly covering the head of your penis. This is important as the urethra in the penis is one of the direct access points for HIV to enter the bloodstream. Furthermore, the risk of acquiring HIV is related to the activity and not the individual. Though the lower half of your penis was exposed to vaginal fluid, once HIV is exposed to air it no longer is transmissible. Thus, masturbation with the mixture of fluids would not put you at a risk of acquiring HIV. Regarding the stitches from your circumcision, in theory the transmission of HIV requires a large open cut for transmission to be possible. However, if you are still concerned about your HIV situation it is recommended to get an HIV test in 3 months time for a conclusive result. Here at AIDS Vancouver we use the HIV Transmission Equation:


• blood (including menstrual) • unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse • vagina
• semen • sharing needles • anus
• pre-cum • mother to child (in specific cases) • urethra in the penis
• rectal secretions • open cuts and sores (in theory)
• vaginal fluids • other mucosal membranes
• breast milk • points of needle injection


I hope that the information provided has relieved some of the concerns you are feeling and feel free to contact us if you have any further questions. For more information regarding HIV and sex you can visit HIV and Aids Basics.


Chris, AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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