Anonymous
Hi doctor, i have got ringworm on my testicles from which blood (small quantity) comes out on major areas due to itching/scratching. 2 days earlier at railway station a prostitute put her hand and grabbed / rubbed on my private areas including testicles for a minute. Can i got infected from HIV virus. I am feeling very nervous now. Doctor please guide me what should i do.
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about your risk of HIV acquisition from external genital rubbing.

Genital rubbing from hands (hand jobs) are not considered a viable HIV transmission method (1). HIV does not survive long outside the human body (such as on surfaces), and it cannot reproduce outside a human host (2). For this reason, your risk of HIV acquisition is nonexistent and does not warrant an HIV test.

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

All the best,
AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Cody

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