Anonymous
i did not have vaginal anal or oral sex. i do not inject drugs or share needles.last week i just sucked and bitted a transgender nipple.iam worried from that day.. suppose she had secreations or blood from her nipples can i get hiv...i have already done a hiv test. both my hiv1 and hiv2 are negative.
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thanks for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as a source for HIV/AIDS related information.

You are at no risk for contracting HIV from this situation. HIV is a weak virus that dies once exposed to air. If she did have blood or secretions on her nipples, the virus in these fluids would have been exposed to the air and would have died immediately. It isn't possible that HIV could have survived on her nipples, let alone been transmitted to you. In addition, saliva contains an enzyme that inhibits the growth and transmission of HIV.

HIV transmission requires all of the following:

1. Body fluids containing high levels of HIV, e.g. blood, semen, and vaginal/rectal secretions,

2. A high-risk activity, e.g. unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse or the sharing of needles,

3. Direct access into the blood stream, e.g. through the vagina, anus, mucus membranes, or points of needle injection, and

4. A controlled environment, which means no exposure to air. Sites such as the vagina or anus are considered controlled environments where the virus can be transmitted and can grow, whereas breasts or skin are not (since they are fully exposed to air).

Finally, I would like to congratulate you on taking ownership of your health by getting tested for HIV and other STIs. However, to clear up what I think is misinformation on the timing of HIV testing, I would like to tell you that HIV test results are only considered conclusive 84 days (roughly 3 months) post-exposure. That said, while this specific incident does not require testing since it poses no risk for HIV transmission, we encourage all sexually active individuals be tested on a regular basic as part of your preventative health routine.

I trust I have addressed your concerns. If you need further information feel free to visit our website, http://www.aidsvancouver.org, or post again to our forum.

In good health,

Tiina

AIDS Vancouver Volunteer
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