Anonymous
On New Year’s Eve I received oral sex from a prostitute she was performing oral sex for about 2 minutes when I felt her teeth scrape the head of my penis once she stopped and I was able to see the tip of my penis I noticed 2 small papercut like slits that are open wounds I then let her proceed to finish which was maybe a minute what are the odds of contracting hiv ?
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helpline-volunteer
Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from your question, you are asking about the possibility of HIV transmission after receiving oral sex while having potential cuts on your penis. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be Negligible Risk (There is no evidence or no documented cases of transmission. However, there is a theoretical possibility of transmission under certain extenuating circumstances). 

 

For HIV transmission to be possible, three components must be met (see below).

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HIV transmission requires the presence of HIV positive fluid (such as semen, vaginal fluid, pre-cum, rectal fluid, breastmilk, etc), coupled with a High, Low, or Negligible Risk activity, that provides the virus with direct access to the bloodstream.

The activity you described above is of Negligible Risk as the transmission equation is not fully satisfied. Theoretically, there could have been direct access to the bloodstream if you did have small open wounds present on your penis, however,
 HIV is not transmitted through saliva, as it contains enzymes that break down the virus (1). Therefore, there is a Negligible Risk of transmission in this case.

Recommendation: 
There is no evidence or no documented cases of transmission. Refer to a healthcare professional for more personalized answers. 

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ashley


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