Emili
few years ago me and my bf used to practice genital rubbing without any barrier.but there was no penetration ever..once or twice he ejaculated on my clit and labia.few time he gave me oral also but i never gave him.what are my chances of getting hiv if i consider he was hiv positive. should i go for test?
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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 in the events that you had practiced genital rubbing among other activities such as ejaculation on your clit and labia, as well as receptive oral sex. 

From the information given, this scenario is determined to be of Low Risk (evidence of transmission occurs through these activities when certain conditions are met). The activities you have described above, specifically the ejaculation on your clit and labia, are a Low Risk for HIV transmission. This activity is considered to be of particular risk because of the following: 

In order for HIV transmission to occur, three conditions must be met. There must be the presence of possible HIV positive fluid (in this case, semen), coupled with a High, Low, or Negligible Risk activity, that provides direct access to the bloodstream of another individual (see below). 

The female genital tract has a surface area that may provide permeable conditions for HIV positive fluid. Mucosal membranes on and within the female genital tract allow viruses, such as HIV to find their way to the bloodstream.  This would provide direct access to the bloodstream as a route for transmission. 

Because you had described the fluid to not have had access to your vaginal walls, it is safe to assume that no penetrative sex has occurred here. However, you had described that there was genital rubbing. If your partner had rubbed said semen in the area described, there would be access to the thin mucosal membranes described above (1). 

For context, here at the AIDS Vancouver Online/Helpline, we consider High Risk events to be: anal sex without a condom, vaginal sex without a condom, using shared needles while injecting, and breastfeeding while not on antiretroviral therapy. We also consider Low Risk events to be anal sex with a condom, vaginal sex with a condom, kissing without the exchange of blood, and performing oral sex without a barrier. 

Please refer to our transmission equation below: 


Helpline Transmission Equation .jpg 

Recommendation: Please refer to a health care practitioner for HIV screening. 

All the best, 
AIDS Vancouver Online/Helpline, Cody 

Resources: 
Vaginal Lining HIV Transmission 

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