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can blowjob cause HIV transmission?

Question: 

I recently visited a massage center. The masseuse gave me a hand job and blowjob at the end. I'm not sure for the hiv status. She does provide unprotected sex for other customer if they pay her well.
can I get hiv from blowjob if she is HIV positive?
Tq for ur time

Answer: 

Greetings,
 
Thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline as your source of HIV/AIDS related information.
Blowjobs or oral sex are not a way in which to transmit HIV. This is considered neglible risk, which means that although body fluid is present and a theoretical risk exists, there have never been any reported cases of HIV transmitted in this way. An enzyme within the mouth (for breaking down food, bacteria's etc) actually inhibits the HIV virus, preventing it from being spread through the mouth or through saliva. Remember that other STI's are transmitted orally. 
Typically ladies who work in this industry take more diligence and care with their sexual health and wellbeing, as it impacts their source of income. That being said, HIV does not discriminate based on profession, socio-economic status, gender, sexual preferences, ethnicity, etc and can impact anyone. The best way to protect yourself as well as your partner is to use protection such as condoms and maintain regular testing for STI's (including HIV) as it pertains to your lifestyle. This could be ever 3 months, 6 months, or yearly.
Please feel free to contact us again with any further questions or concerns.
 
In Health,
 
Katie
 
AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
E-mail: helpline@aidsvancouver.org
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