Anonymous
I met a ladyboy at a guesthouse. Then, my penis touched her breast. Thus, for this case would I be infected with HIV?
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for reaching out to AIDS Vancouver with your questions. We're happy to help!

I'm going to start off by saying that the situation that you have described above is a no risk situation. In order for there to be a risk of HIV transmission, there are three criteria that need to be met: body fluid (e.g. seme), an activity (e.g. unprotected vaginal sex), and direct access to the bloodstream (e.g. urethra in the penis) must ALL be present. It is outlined here in our transmission equation:

HIV TRANSMISSION EQUATION


BODY FLUID
+
ACTIVITY
+
DIRECT ACCESS TO BLOODSTREAM
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• blood (including menstrual) • unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse • vagina
• semen • sharing needles • anus
• pre-cum • mother to child (in specific cases) • urethra in the penis
• rectal secretions • open cuts and sores (in theory)
• vaginal fluids • other mucosal membranes
• breast milk • points of needle injection

Since you did not participate in any risky behaviours, such as unprotected vaginal or anal sex, there is no risk of HIV transmission. Please consult our [Risk Assessment Chart](http://helpline.aidsvancouver.org/question/risk-assessment-chart/) if you have any further concerns about the risk level associated with different activities.

I hope I have answered your question, and feel free to contact us with any further concerns.

Regards,

Sierra, Helpline Volunteer

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