Anonymous
Dear Vancouver team,

Greetings of the day. It is in reference to a incident that has got me worried. I visited a massage parlour and in the moment i requested the girl to undress. I touched her vagina and masturbated using my own hands. There was no sex involved just touching and kissing on cheeks. Can fluid from her vagina infect me? I have never involved myself in sexual intercourse outside a committed relationship that i am in. But this has got me worried as after few days of this incident i am having a sore throat.

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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about your risk of HIV acquisition from non-insertive masturbation with the presence of vaginal fluid.

Non-insertive masturbation is considered to be an act of No Risk: (Transmission of HIV is not possible with the given scenario, with no exchange of bodily fluids). For this reason, you can consider yourself at no risk of HIV acquisition from this act.

It is important to remember that it may be nearly impossible to determine whether any/all symptoms you are having are attributable to HIV acquisition without confirmatory HIV testing.

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

Regards,
AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Cody

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