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Risk of HIV transmission - massage - handjob

Question: 

 
Hello Sir,
I visited massage parlor 10 days back, i was given full body massage for around 20-25 minutes with some massage oil and then handjob without condom using the same massage oil. She applied the oil on penis glands (mucous) and then i ejaculated in her hands and on my thigh and stomach. I have same rashes and kind of sore on my thigh near my generals. May b some part of my semes fell on those rashes and sores. She used a towel for cleaning the semen from my body. I am very much worried of being infected with HIV because of following:
1. If towel had some semen from previous customer (HIV infected) who might be given handjob 20-30 mins before.
2. If the masseuse had some semen in her hands from which she touched my mucous skin of penis.
3. If masseuse was HIV infected
4. If virus got transmitted through rashes and sore bye massage oil, if massage oil is infected.
Four days after this incident I am having stiffness under my jaw and chin. Stiffness in neck may b due to lymph node and Wavy tongue and a bit dry mouth.
I saw the doctor he said don't worry about handjob, since two days i am taking medicines but no relief as such. He checked my mouth but did not find any swelling and said some infection or inflammation could be the reason.
I got tested for HIV anti-bodies after 2 days of incident and it was NON-Reactive, i know it can not be conclusive.
Please help me as I am worried so much because of these symptoms, I cry a lot thinking about that incident and regret a lot as why i went to massage parlor.
Thanks,
Amit

Answer: 

 
Hello and thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as a source for your HIV related information. I will do my best to address all of your questions and concerns. I want to start by telling you that the 3 High Risk practices for the transmission of HIV are...Unprotected Vaginal Intercourse, Unprotected Anal Intercourse and Injecting of Shared Needles.
1. HIV cannot be transmitted from a towel or any other object. HIV can only be transmitted from an HIV Positive person. The HIV Virus must directly enter your bloodstream.
2. If the masseuse did have your semen of her hand, this is still not a source of any infection. If the masseuse had semen on her hand from a previous customer, this is not a source of transmission. It is important to only base your questions on the facts as you know them and not be hypothetical (what if) as this could only confuse the situation.
3. If the masseuse did have HIV, you are not at risk as you did not have Unprotected Vaginal or Unprotected Anal Intercourse. Contact with someone who is HIV positive is not a risk. It is important to also note that you do not know this persons HIV status. Most people in the world are not HIV Positive.
4. The HIV Virus, as mentioned in answer # 1, cannot be transmitted from massage oil.
You are correct that the HIV Virus cannot be detected two days after exposure, however you have not put yourself in any risk based on the experience you have described to us at the Helpline.
The symptoms, while distressing for you are not an indication of being HIV Positive. It is advised that you continue to work with your physician and follow their recommendations.
I also want you to know that you have done nothing wrong, and that visiting a massage parlor is completely normal. Sexual expression is a perfectly natural and healthy part of humanity.
I am hopeful that I have been able to give you some clarity in regards to the transmission of HIV. Please do not hesitate to contact the Helpline again, should you have any follow up questions.
Yours most respectfully,
David
AIDS Vancouver Helpline
helpline@aidsvancouver.org
604 696 4666

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