Anonymous
so i am a man and hooked up with another man. we kissed and did oral but the cum only went on my leg and there was no open cut or anything on my leg. Is this a risk at all?
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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquiring HIV from getting semen in contact with your leg. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk (transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario).

In order to acquire HIV the following conditions must be met:
There must be HIV present in a bodily fluid. The five bodily fluids that carry the HIV virus include: blood, semen (including pre-ejaculate), vaginal fluids, breast milk, and rectal secretions.
The bodily fluid containing HIV must have direct access to the bloodstream. This can be through cuts, tears, rips, mucous membranes, open sores, or needles.
Transmission occurs through a risky activity in which the first two conditions are met. For example: condom less sex, sharing needles, unsafe tattoos or piercings, vertical transmission–from mother to child (in utero, during delivery, breastfeeding).

Most of the body's surfaces are "dry" skin (E.g. legs, arms) and they do not allow HIV to enter the body .
"Wet skin" (or mucous membrane) is more vulnerable to HIV. These include: foreskin and urethra in penis, cervix & vagina, anus & rectum , mouth & throat, open cuts/sores.

Recommendation: No need for HIV test with the scenario provided, refer to a physician for other health related questions.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, (Vardah)

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