Anonymous
I have a small question. I went to a massage parlor and got a massage. The massage person took what I would assume to be lotion in a bottle and pored it down my anus. I'm not sure what was in bottle and that has me scared could I get aids ? Also I was laying there erect and noticed something was feeling to good and looked in the mirror and I think he was sucking me off down there could I get aids ? I got up and left and been freaked out nothing like this was suppose to happen and never was suppose to go this far. Concerned guy
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline. I am happy to help.

It sounds like you have 2 different situations that are concerning you. I will address both of these and hopefully help clear any confusion you may have!

Firstly, the unknown liquid poured around your anus is not a concern when it comes to HIV transmission. This is because, to pass on HIV, it has to come from a specific bodily fluid like semen, pre-cum, vaginal/rectal fluids, or blood that is carrying the HIV virus. I am making the assumption that none of these fluids were the one that was poured on you. Furthermore, even if it was one of these fluids, it would pose no risk because the HIV virus dies when it is exposed to air. Since the fluid was on the external of your body in contact with the air, it would pose no risk of transmission.

Getting a massage is considered to hold no risk of HIV transmission because of the air principle I noted above. Even if there is bodily fluid on the massage hands, the hands are exposed to air. Receiving oral sex (like you said may have been the case in your situation) is also considered to be a negligible risk of transmission. This means that in over 30 million cases of HIV worldwide, none have come from receiving oral sex. This is because the saliva in the mouth helps to stop HIV transmission.

In the scenario you have described, it does not sound like you require testing or need to be too concerned about the experience. However, if receiving a test would make you feel better you can go and get one! Please note, however, that tests can only be considered conclusive 3 months post-exposure.

I hope I have answered your questions and cleared up any confusion and worry you may have had. If you have any more questions, do not hesitate to contact us again or visit our website at http://www.aidsvancouver.org for more information.

Sincerely,

Caroline

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Online Volunteer

Monday-Friday 10am-4pm PST

604-253-0566 ext 299

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