Anonymous
I am very scared I may have HIV from pricking a needle I thought I saw while walking. I may not have seen a needle, this is still up for debate because I have pretty severe OCD revolving around HIV that makes me doubt every situation I am in.

Anywho, in the worst case scenario that I do have it, will my boyfriend be able to preform any form or oral sex on me (eating out, fingering). I understand HIV can be transmitted through vaginal fluid so I'm assuming he cannot eat me out for the next three months until I get the final conclusive test (I will take an RNA test before then). Also fingering with vaginal fluid would also be a risk correct?

However, as I understand it I can perform oral sex on him without issue correct?
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Anonymous
Hello and thanks for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your questions.

It seems like you are concerned about infecting your boyfriend with HIV by getting oral sex. We are glad to provide some information.

On the issue about the needle that you suspect, if you had any skin puncture or bleeding then you might need to be tested. If you did not have any skin puncture then you might not need to get tested for that specific needle incident. However at AIDS Vancouver we encourage people to use HIV testing as a regular health maintenance routine. We encourage people to get tested once or twice a year. You can easily arrange this with your doctor.

If you suspect that you might have contracted HIV then there is risk of transmitting it to your boyfriend if you receive oral sex from him. Giving oral sex is considered a Low Risk activity because it involves body fluids and there have been a few reports of HIV transmission this way. Receiving oral sex, that is relating to him, is considered a Negligible Risk activity which means although there are body fluids involved there are no confirmed cases of HIV transmission by this activity.

You can also visit the [AIDS Vancouver Helpline](http://helpline.aidsvancouver.org/question/risk-assessment-chart) page and you will see a risk assessment chart which shows the levels of risk associated with each of the activities listed. Smart sex resource is also a source of information on how you can avoid contracting or transmitting HIV.

If you have further questions feel free to contact us again.

Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

Lawrence

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