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Very worried after what I believe is a risk 09/22/15


Hi and thank ver answering this question.
I recently was with a csw. I received oral sex with protection but I am not worried about that. The sex worker also grinded on me unprotected. I was nude and she had on underwear/lingerie. The reason I am worried is that I'm not sure if I penetrated her while she grinded on me. I highly doubt I did and this is coming up from my anxiety and imagination. I even went as far as into texting her and asking her if I did and she assured me I didn't and she would never let anything slip in without a condom. But what if vaginal fluids were on her underwear? Would that pose a risk? I don't think I penetrated as I think I would have noticed plus she had underwear which would make it harder to penetrate . I'm scared Please help
Thank you


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

We want to let you know that there is No Risk of acquiring HIV through coming into contact with vaginal secretions on underwear. Grinding, in the manner you have described, would be considered non-insertive masturbation, and this activity does not provide the direct exchange of body fluids that is required for HIV transmission to happen. If there was no penetration during grinding (no-risk), and the only other activity involved in this exposure is receiving oral sex with a condom (reduced-negligible-risk), an HIV test may not be required due to risk. However, is you remain sexually active, routine STI testing, including HIV is always a healthy habit to build.

Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.



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