Anonymous
I had an exposure with a csw.
No insertive sex.She gave my a hand job.I kissed her on her cheeks.while I played with her boobs.
This was 7 weeks back.
I'm worried that I might have got a Std like warts or herpes or HIV.
Pls guide.
My lympnode in armpits are swollen
Pls help
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for contacting us at AIDS Vancouver, we are glad to help.

It sounds like you are concerned about your risk for STI and HIV transmission after your encounter with a sex trade worker.

Here at AIDS Vancouver we are only able to answer questions related to HIV. Please speak to your health care provider about testing and transmission of other STI's as well as the symptoms that you are experiencing.

In terms of HIV transmission, for there to be a risk present, there needs to be direct access to the bloodstream of specific body fluids through specific activities. These are outlines below in the HIV transmission equation:

HIV TRANSMISSION EQUATION


BODY FLUID
+
ACTIVITY
+
DIRECT ACCESS TO BLOODSTREAM
---------- -------- ----------------------------
• 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
In your case, you had no vaginal/anal sex, therefore you are NOT at a risk for HIV. receiving a hand job, kissing, and playing with her boobs are all NOT a risk for HIV because there was no direct access to the bloodstream.

Hopefully this information was helpful to you and allows you to put your mind more at ease. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to contact us at the AV helpline.

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604-253.-0566 ext. 299
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Sincerely,

Raveena (volunteer)

AIDS Vancouver
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