Anonymous
I recently fooled around with someone I didn't know well. We kissed, he fingered me for a few hours and he bit my nipple and broke the skin. I have HSV1 and HSV2 and had active sores genitally and in my mouth.

With the activity above, if my partner had HIV, am I at risk? do I need to get tested.
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for using AIDS Vancouver as your primary source of information about HIV/AIDS issues.

To our knowledge, kissing (with no blood present) and nipple biting (with no blood present) are activities that have never demonstrated to lead to HIV. Additionally, the enzymes in human saliva inhibit HIV (during kissing), and the air (oxygen) kills HIV . However, if your sores were active during these activities the level of risk is greater since these active sores do provide direct access to your bloodstream. Fingering is an activity that is considered a negligible risk for contracting HIV, which means that while it does involve the exchange of bodily fluids, there has never been a confirmed report of HIV attributed to this activity. As previously discussed, if your sores were active during fingering the level of risk is greater. To reduce all risk of HIV, healthcare professionals recommend refraining from sexual activity during the periods of time your HSV1/HSV2 is active.

To be safe, I suggest you get tested for a full panel of STIs, including HIV. The World Health Organisation (WHO) informs us that all HIV test results are conclusive 12 weeks post-exposure. Many HIV specialists consider the results of an HIV test administered 6 weeks post exposure a strong indication of an individual's status.

I trust I have answered your questions. Feel free to write back to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline, or visit our website http://www.aidsvancouver.org for more information.

Stay informed about protecting yourself and others, by visiting http://www.herpes.com for more information about HSV1/HSV2.

Sincerely,

Marta

AIDS Vancouver Volunteer.
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