Anonymous
Hello,

I recently took a lap dance from a stripper at a club in Thailand.

I was always wearing my clothes, but the stripper was naked.

She kept fingering herself and then sometimes rubbed those fingers on her breasts or my head face or body.

One time when she rubbed the vaginal fluids on her breasts right after fingering herself, she immediately brushed her breasts against my face, i am not sure but might have had my tongue out and could have had a contact, if not tongue, then definitely my lips.

Due to alcohol in past few days, my mouth was a bit dry / sore. I did brush around an hour before this act. That might have caused minor bleeding as that happens to me sometimes.

Secondly, her fingers with fresh fluids might have punctured some pimple on me, not sure, may be overthinking, but would like to know if the above 2 situations pose any risk.

Lastly a clarification, i read in one of the answers that the HIV virus dies within 60 seconds and that once exposed to air it cannot pass infection, so does that mean that the virus might be still alive but has become weak to infect immediately on being exposed to air. So even after 5 seconds, it cant infect even though it is still alive.

Thankyou.
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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about your risk of HIV acquisition through skin to skin contact with fresh vaginal fluid.

From the information given, this scenario is determined to be No Risk: transmission of HIV is not possible with the given scenario. Due to the circumstances, this scenario is determined to be no risk due to multiple factors. Please consider the following:

It appears as though there was no immediate close contact between an open wound and the vaginal fluid on the woman's breasts. From your description there may have been cuts on your lips/mouth which you are worried about, yet you do not describe any active bleeding. In this case, there is no need for concern.

You are correct in assuming that HIV is rendered inactive when exposed to oxygen or on environmental surfaces. Please consider this quote from the CDC, "HIV does not survive long outside the human body (such as on surfaces), and it cannot reproduce outside a human host.” (1). HIV is very fragile and begins to breakdown immediately once it leaves the hosts body. Once HIV is damaged, it is no longer transmissible and cannot pose a risk of transmission.

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

Best,
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