Anonymous
On August 1 of this year I mutually masturbated with another guy. When he ejaculated, a fair amount went directly into my open eye. I rinsed my eye after a few minutes. His status is unknown to me. I got a rapid blood test at 10.5 weeks which was negative. Was I ever at risk? Do I need further testing? Is it necessary to test beyond 12 weeks with antibody testing only for a conclusive negative result?

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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for contacting AIDS Vancouver for your HIV/AIDS related questions.

From what you have told me about your mutual masturbation and semen entering your eye, this is a "No Risk" situation because HIV can only be transmitted during an activity in which the bodily fluids of an individual comes into direct contact with another individual's bloodstream.

This includes activities such as unprotected intercourse or needle sharing. Moreover, when HIV is exposed to the oxygen in air, it dies within a few seconds.

As for this occurrence, we consider this a "No Risk" activity; therefore, testing is not required. However, we at AIDS Vancouver recommend all sexually active people to get STI testing annually as a good health practice.

Beyond 12 weeks, antibody testing will give you a conclusive result. However, it is not necessary for you to take this test unless you currently have or are receiving treatment for Hepatitis C, PEP/PrEP, cancer, or immunodeficiency. Under these circumstances, tests are conclusive at 6 months.

We hope this answered your question. If you have any further concerns, we suggest you to consult a healthcare specialist or visit the AIDS Vancouver website. Please don't hesitate to contact us again if you have any questions.

Thank you, hopefully this eases your mind,

Sewon, Raquel, Louise
(AIDS Vancouver Volunteers)

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