Anonymous
2days back I had sex with hooker I don't know her hiv status. during foreplay she was touching my penis with her hand without condom. later I saw she had a big cut on index finger through which little blood was coming.now I m very worried because her blood might have touched my head of penis. plz suggest chances of getting hiv (lets suppose she is hiv positive)
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline. We are happy to help answer your questions.

It sounds like you are worried after engaging in sexual activity with a commercial sex worker, but you are at no-risk for acquiring HIV. We hope the information we disclose here provides you with some relief:

* engaging in sexual activity with a commercial sex worker does not necessarily increase the risk of acquiring HIV

* any bodily fluids (e.g. blood from cut) on the woman's index finger would be exposed to air and cannot pass on HIV

* the urethra (in the penis) does not provide direct access to the bloodstream when it is outside of the body (e.g. not inside vagina/anus)

For a risk of acquiring HIV to exist, 3/3 parts must be present in an exposure:

HIV TRANSMISSION EQUATION

BODY FLUID
+
ACTIVITY
+
DIRECT ACCESS TO BLOODSTREAM
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• blood (including menstrual) • unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse • vagina
• semen • sharing needles • anus
• pre-cum • mother to child (in specific cases) • urethra in the penis
• rectal secretions • open cuts and sores (in theory)
• vaginal fluids • other mucosal membranes
• breast milk • points of needle injection

Click [here](http://helpline.aidsvancouver.org/question/risk-assessment-chart) to find out what activities are considered no-risk, negligible-risk, low-risk, and high-risk for acquiring HIV


Click [here](www.smartsexresource.ca) to find out more about how STIs are normally acquired, and how acquiring STIs can be prevented!

We invite you to contact the AIDS Vancouver Helpline again, or call us for immediate assistance with general inquiries.

Sincerely,

Marta


AIDS Vancouver Volunteer

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