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I am a male and in the morning had a Brazilian Wax treatment on penis for removing public hair.
The treatment included removing hair with Brazilan Wax and tweezer
from the top part of penis shaft(closer to body), testicles and also removed the hair from the skin above the penis on body.
After treatment I washed and cleaned with soap and water the whole penis area and testicles.

Later that day in the night I have had a sexual encounter with a girl which performed unprotected blowjob on me without a condom.
The girls sucked my penis shaft and also licked my testicles and skin above penis.

My question is what is my HIV risk from this encounter?
Does superfical cuts or wounds from Brazilian Waxing or small wounds (from new hair growing) on penis shaft/testicles/skin above penis
increase HIV risk when coming direct contact with possible blood from the girl's mouth during the unprotected blowjob?
The superficial cuts I have had on my penis shaft/testicles/skin above penis were not bleeding in the night when I had the unprotected blowjob,
but could be seen as small/tiny cuts.

Thank you very much for the help.
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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 through receiving an unprotected oral sex after getting a Brazilian wax . From the information given, this scenario is determined to be Negligible Risk (There is no evidence or no documented cases of transmission. However, there is a theoretical possibility of transmission under certain extenuating circumstances). 

The scenario mentioned above does not meet the three components of the HIV Transmission Equation (see down below).
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In order for HIV transmission to occur in this circumstance, a number of requirements must be fulfilled. HIV transmission occurs when the following conditions are met: There must be the presence of HIV positive fluid (semen, pre-cum, vaginal fluid, rectal fluid, blood, or breastmilk), coupled with direct access to the bloodstream. This scenario is considered to be Negligible Risk.  There is no presence of HIV positive fluid.  In addition, you did not engage in an activity that could possibly facilitate HIV transmission and direct access to the bloodstream  did not occur. 

Therefore, superficial cuts or wounds from Brazilian Waxing or small wounds (from new hair growing) on penis shaft/testicles/skin above penis
do not increase risk in this situation because they are not a direct access to the bloodstream and you did not come into contact with any HIV positive fluid. 

Recommendation: There is no evidence or documented cases of transmission. However, there is a theoretical possibility of transmission under certain extenuating circumstances.

Refer to a healthcare professional for more personalized answers.



Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Sonali 


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