Anonymous
I showered with a sex worker, during which she washed her vagina. After the shower, she gave me a handjob. Is there any risk that her fluids are a infection risk for HIV? There was around 3 minutes in between
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Anonymous
Thanks for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline,

It seems like you are a distressed about having acquired HIV from a commercial sex worker. The type of question you asked is common and shows that you are taking a great step for your health.

You are at No Risk of acquiring HIV. If she washed her vagina and you thought she had vaginal fluid on her hand before giving you the hand job (three minutes later), then the vaginal fluid would have been exposed to air. HIV can't be passed on after it is exposed to the air.

Even though her vaginal fluid could contain HIV you are not at a risk. A handjob is a no risk activity, because there is no exchange of fluids involved. In order for you to have acquired HIV from the vaginal fluid, the fluid would have to directly enter your bloodstream (e.g. through the urethra in the penis).

I hope I was able to answer your question about having acquired HIV. If you live in the BC area and have further questions about HIV transmission, you can call our Helpline. You can even visit our website for more information on HIV.

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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Jasmine (Volunteer)

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