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Will HIV Spread from Handjob?

Question: 

Dear All,

Few days before i visited the massage parlor for the first time in my life and took full body massage for 30 Mins. Post which i got the special service like Body to Body (Not full nude by massage therapist. She was waring the pant) and hand-job as well.

I am very much worried will it spread the HIV to me as i am not sure about the towel, Massage oil, Therapist hand(As her hand was rough and not sure about the open wound or cut in her hand) , Hygiene and the dress which they gave me during and after massage can spread the HIV.

Please do help me on the same.

Kumar

Answer: 

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquiring HIV from non-insertive masturbation (hand job), massage oil and shared towel. 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)

HIV is not transmitted by: Non-insertive masturbation, kissing (with no blood present), hugging, touching, shaking hands, sharing linens, towels or clothing, coughing or sneezing, swimming pools or bath water, sharing toilet, food, utensils or dishes, insects or animals.

Only certain body fluids—blood, semen (cum), pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum), rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, and breast milk—from a person who is living with HIV and maintains a high viral load can transmit HIV. These fluids must come in contact with a mucous membrane, damaged tissue, or be directly injected into the bloodstream (from a needle or syringe) for transmission to occur. Mucous membranes are found inside the rectum, vagina, penis, and mouth.

Quote from CDC states: "HIV does not survive long outside the human body (such as on surfaces), and it can not reproduce outside a human host" (1).

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)