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Will I catch HIV if I foreplay with a women?

Question: 

Hii there,

I went to an erotic massage parlour last week. I was doing foreplay with her. I was only kissing her neck though. But I found few blisters or acne on her. So, I'm afraid anything would happen.

My question is how will I know if I catch some STI's or STD's or HIV for that matter? It has been 5 days since I went there. Please help. Thank you.

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about your risk of HIV acquisition from the act of foreplay (kissing).

From the information given, this scenario is determined to be no risk (transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario). HIV is not transmitted through social contact such as hugging, kissing or shaking hands (1).

Your question specifically asks how you will know if you have acquired HIV. There are a number of HIV testing techniques that are used to determine one's HIV status (See link below). However, in the scenario provided there is no need for an HIV test. We recommend you refer to a physician for any other health related questions.

Best, AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Cody