nitish.chowdry99
I had this incident couple of months ago. I went to strip bar, I took 2 lap dances. In both cases I sucked the nipples and 2 weeks before this incident I got my dental work done. 

First case I didn't taste anything. But I took lap dance right after she completed one.
Q1. If some one else sucked the nipples and some blood got deposited on the nipple and then  I sucked , what are my chances of getting HIV?

Second lap dance at the end I felt something salty on my tongue.
Q2. I am sure it  tasted salty , but sometimes blood can be salty too. What if a drop of blood fall on my tongue and I swallowed?
 I don't remember having any active bleeding in mouth, but I did my dental work 2 weeks before this incident.

Please advise, I am scared to
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helpline-volunteer
Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the possibility of HIV transmission after potentially being exposed to blood from nipple noshing (sucking).

From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk 
(transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario).

According to the HIV Transmission Equation (see image below), HIV transmission requires HIV particles in a bodily fluid (e.g. vaginal fluids, blood, semen, etc.) to have direct access to the bloodstream through a High, Low, or Negligible Risk activity.

In the scenario you mentioned, there is not an exchange of bodily fluids that would facilitate HIV transmission. In the extremely rare event that blood from the other individual did enter your mouth, it is worth noting that the saliva in your mouth can "inhibit HIV replication in infected cells and can rapidly kill HIV-infected leukocytes" (1).

You mentioned that you went to the dentist a couple weeks ago however any bleeding gums or cuts that you would have had from would most likely have healed in the two weeks since that appointment.

Nipple noshing (sucking) only presents a serious risk for HIV transmission when a new mother living with HIV breastfeeds her infant.

Recommendation: No need for HIV test with the scenario provided, refer to a healthcare professional for other health-related questions.

All the best,
AIDS Vancouver Online/Helpline, Shirley

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Additional Resources:
(1) The Oral Mucosa Immune Environment and Oral Transmission of HIV/SIV
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