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Hi,

According to previous answers in your website you stated regaridng
cuts on penis with unprotected blowjob(no condom) with possible exposure to HIV infected blood during the act:

Your statement :
"For cuts on penis to potential provide direct access for HIV to the bloodstream,
they would have to be actively bleeding and in need of stitches or surgery to repair"

I have a question about therotical situation which can happen in future by
unprotected blowjob from teeth grinding during the act for example:

If I have one or two cuts on pines which were caused by friction with teeth during an unprotected blowjob.
These cuts are bleeding just a little with no need for stitches or medical care,
but they do have little blood coming out of them.

Do these kinds of cuts on pines(little bleeding) provide direct access for HIV to the blood stream during unprotected blowjob
(with exposure to HIV infected blood from mouth),
or these cuts will be considered as superficial cuts which will not allow access for HIV to blood stream?

Another question is if I have the same kind of cuts on penis(bleeding a little, no medical care needed)
during protected sex with condom.
But these cuts are located on the area on penis which is not covered by the condom.

Do these kinds of cuts on pines provide direct access for HIV to the blood stream during the protected sex
(with possible exposure from uncovered area of penis to HIV infected blood or vaginal fluid from vagina),
or these cuts will be considered as superficial cuts which will not allow access for HIV to blood stream in this case?

Thank you for the help.
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helpline-volunteer

Hello,


Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of transmission from protected sex with the presence of superficial cuts on your penis. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be Low Risk (evidence of transmission occurs through these activities when certain conditions are met).

It was extremely responsible of you to use a condom. However, protected sex still represents a Low Risk due to the possibility of improper use or breakage of the condom. The scenario mentioned above does meet the three components of the transmission equation. It satisfies the equation under the possibility that there was slippage, breakage, or improper use of the condom. This would allow HIV positive fluid direct access to the bloodstream through the urethra. The small cuts that you explained would not be a large risk factor for HIV transmission, as by your explanation they would not be large enough to provide direct access to your bloodstream.

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As for the question about unprotected oral sex, the 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). This is because, theoretically, there is a possibility of HIV transmission. The urethra allows for direct access to the bloodstream, therefore, receiving oral sex with or without superficial scratches on your penis presents a Negligible Risk.

Recommendation: Refer to a health care provider for HIV testing.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Rashell

 

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