I visited a massage parlor 11days before and post massage, therapist asked me that i need a HJ but i denied it. Then i started suspecting the place, like if the therapist is infected with HIV/possible semen/blood could have present over bed which i ad laid down.

Also, i have few pimples on my back with dry state/black colored state could allowed virus to get inside.

So, i started thinking like what if therapist could have previous client semen/blood in her hand/oil used might capable of hosting a virus.'

I also suspect the therapist could intentionally infected through her saliva/vaginal/blood from her hand cut(assuming as when i turn on other side) pouring on my shoulder because im not trusting the place that i visited since they offering HJ service.

Symtoms i have:
1.After two days started feeling fever and continued for three days
2.My HIV fear begins on fifth day then on sixth day i wnt to clinic to check my BP was high and no fever its within body temperature 98.6f however i started feeling hot flashes on same day and next two days.
3.on fifth day, i started feeling gum/cheek pain on right side
However i started feeling hot flashes on same day and next two days.
3.on fifth day, i started feel mouth gum/cheek pain on right side and loosen mental stability upon observing these symptoms.
4.from 7th day onwards am having difficulty in GL(bowl moement as am no abe to free my stomach)
5.had three night sweats but not severe
6.lost weight upto 3.5kg
its been 12days, m unable to come out of the stress and weight loss making me so sad.
These symptoms mostly related to HIV infection.
Please advise is there any caase similar to mine/ should i be worried??

Since i have not done any sexual activities but still am suffering from symptoms.

feel like my life is gone and sometimes feel good when i see comments about raw vaginal/anus intercourse/mother to child can infection occur. But not sure about current infections.
Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the possibility of acquiring HIV from a massage provided by a person who is assumed to have had semen, blood, saliva, or vaginal fluid on their hands.

As you mentioned, you had a few pimples on your back in which you described to be in a dry state. From this description, we assume that you are not referencing open sores, but instead, pimples that have scabbed over. In order for the [HIV Transmission Equation]( to be satisfied, the virus requires *open access to the bloodstream* through a fresh cut, wound, or sore. In this scenario, the sores on your back do not appear to be open or actively bleeding, which would possibly provide an entry point for HIV positive fluid.

It is important to understand that HIV carrying fluids *do include*: blood (including menstrual blood), semen, pre-cum, rectal secretions, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. However, this does not include saliva. Saliva is not known to be a fluid in which HIV is transmitted.

In regard to the scenario you have provided, we consider this to be of No Risk (HIV transmission is not possible in the given scenario). The scenario you have provided does not satisfy our [HIV Transmission Equation]( The equation is not satisfied because, although you described the theoretical possibility of HIV positive fluid on the hand of your massage therapist, there does not appear to be a *direct access to the bloodstream*. Further, any HIV positive fluid that has previously been exposed to the environment or environmental surfaces is quickly rendered inactive. The CDC claims that "HIV does not survive long outside the human body (such as on surfaces), and it cannot reproduce outside a human host", meaning that, in this case, any HIV positive fluid that could have been on the hands of your massage therapist would be quickly rendered inactive (1).

In regard to the symptoms you have addressed; HIV symptoms have the possibility to mimic other infections or viruses. For this reason it is inefficient to rely on symptoms to identify if you are in the early stages of HIV development. The most efficient way of diagnosing HIV in the body is through adequate HIV testing methods.

From the information you have provided above, we, again assess your risk level at No Risk. However, if you are ever feeling nervous surrounding an HIV encounter, do not hesitate to write us again or seek your local physician for HIV testing or other resources such as PEP (Post-exposure Prophylaxis) or PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) as extra biomedical barriers of protection against HIV acquisition.

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

All the best,

AIDS Vancouver Online/Helpline, Cody

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