fear99
Hi there

I was at a strip joint last year, and got a private dance and sucked the nipple of a stripper.

I was very very drunk.  I did go to dentist that day (afternoon) for normal cleaning which causes bleeding when they pick at your teeth to remove plaque and floss etc

So my worries are:

1. If during the act of sucking her nipple, any blood came out of her nipple into my mouth, can I be at risk?  Especially since I went to the dentist?  I doubt I would taste anything because I was really drunk.

2. I understand that oxygen kills it, but if my mouth was on her nipple while sucking and not exposed to the air (mouth over her nipple), and blood came into my mouth, wouldn't that be airless?

3. Is this low risk, high risk, or zero risk?

Worried.........please answer soon in detail?
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helpline-volunteer
Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the possibility of HIV transmission after potentially being exposed to blood from nipple noshing (sucking).

From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk 
(transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario).

According to the HIV Transmission Equation (see image below), HIV transmission requires HIV particles in a bodily fluid (e.g. vaginal fluids, blood, semen, etc.) to have direct access to the bloodstream through a High, Low, or Negligible Risk activity.

In the scenario you mentioned, there is not an exchange of bodily fluids that would facilitate HIV transmission. In the extremely rare event that blood from the other individual did enter your mouth, it is worth noting that the saliva in your mouth can "inhibit HIV replication in infected cells and can rapidly kill HIV-infected leukocytes" (1).

You mentioned that you went to the dentist and you are worried about bleeding gums, etc. however, since this happened likely several hours following your encounter, any hypothetical HIV particles that would have been in your mouth would have been inactivated by this time, negating the risk of an entry point into your bloodstream.

Nipple noshing (sucking) only presents a serious risk for HIV transmission when a new mother living with HIV breastfeeds her infant.

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

All the best,
AIDS Vancouver Online/Helpline, Shirley

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Additional Resources:
(1) The Oral Mucosa Immune Environment and Oral Transmission of HIV/SIV

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