Anonymous
Hello there I accidentally got my own semen into my eye while masturbating alone in the shower. Is there a possibility of getting hiv ot hepatits through what I've mentioned.
I really appreciate you for your advice and invaluable response.
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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about acquiring HIV from your own semen getting into your eye. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk (Transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario).

HIV transmission occurs when *bodily fluid* containing HIV has *direct access to the bloodstream* of an individual through a *high risk activity*.

In this scenario there is no other individual to receive bodily fluid from which would lead to no risk. You must come into contact with bodily fluid from an individual who is living with HIV in order to acquire HIV.
If you are of HIV negative status then there is no risk. If you are living with HIV you cannot give it to yourself, therefore this scenario is a no risk situation.

If you are concerned that you may be living with HIV knowing your status is important to your health. If you do not know your status it is encouraged to take a test as this is the only way to know your status.

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

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Danielle

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