Anonymous
Hello.
i went to a adult parlor that resulted in me receiving an unprotected handjob.
i also rubbed my penis between her breasts and had breast sex til i eiaculated.

I may also have cut myself on a tile and shared the same towel with the sex work provider.

Do i need hiv testing?

please help
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver for HIV/AIDS-related information.

The short answer is no, you do not need to test for HIV based on this event alone. Let me explain why:

For HIV transmission to occur, body fluids containing HIV (i.e. blood, semen, vaginal fluids) require direct access to the bloodstream. This is typically through activities like sharing needles or unprotected anal/vaginal intercourse.

So, when you think about it like this, handjobs are no risk because there is no fluid exchange from your partner and no penetrative sex happening. The same goes for rubbing your penis in between breasts and ejaculating- no fluid exchange, no direct access to the bloodstream. So long as you wear a condom during vaginal/anal sex, all other activities will not place you at risk for transmission.

Your second question also is no risk. Why? Because even if you cut yourself on a tile, this is not sufficient to provide access to your bloodstream. You'd need a cut the size of a stab wound for there to even be a possibility. Also note that HIV is a virus that can only live inside the body and be transmitted through human contact (i.e. sex). It cannot live on surfaces, as it dies within a minute of exposure to oxygen. So no chance of transmission through a tile or towel.

Please also note that you cannot determine someone's HIV status based on their professions alone. Sex workers are professionals who tend to take much better care of their sexual health than the general population. Think about it- it is their livelihood!

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.

Best,

Maggie

AIDS Vancouver Volunteer
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