Anonymous
Hi, I just want to ask if the HIV virus can be transfer through the eyes. I was playing with a guy's penis, I was rubbing with my finger the tip of his penis and I was able touch some of his precum. Then after about 2 to 3 minutes my eye itched, so I scratched the corner of my eye with exactly the same finger that use in touching the tip of his penis. Is it possible that the virus can be transferred through this method?
Another worry, can you contract the virus through torrid kissing? Does cumming in the belly area post any risk? Thank you in advance!
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Anonymous
Hi there and thank you for contacting us at AIDS Vancouver, we are happy to help.

It sounds as though you are concerned about your risk of HIV transmission from
1. bodily fluids in the eye
2. kissing
3. Cumming in the belly area

In order to answer your questions, I will refer to the HIV Transmission Equation posted below:

TRANSMISSION EQUATION CHART CODING

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
Also, keep in mind that when body fluids containing HIV are exposed to air, they are NO LONGER ABLE TO TRANSMIT.

1. Body fluid exposure in the eye is NOT a risk for HIV transmission because there is no direct access to the blood stream. In order for there to be direct access, there would need to be a deep, large wound in the eye that required immediate medical attention.
Furthermore, the body fluid would have been in contact with the air while on your finger, therefore it would not be able to transmit HIV anyways.

2. Kissing is NOT a risk for HIV transmission. This is because saliva is not a fluid known to transmit HIV, in fact it actually contains an enzyme that inhibits HIV. It has been estimated that a person would have to drink more then a gallon of saliva to even be at risk for HIV infection.

3. Cumming on the belly area (or any body area for that matter) is also NOT a risk for HIV tranmission. This is because once the cum leaved the penis, it is exposed to air and therefore the HIV would not be transmittable. Secondly, there is no direct access to the bloodstream when the body fluid is landing on your skin.

Hopefully this information was helpful to you and can allow you to put your mind at ease. If you have any other questions or concerns, feel free to call our helpline (number posted below).

Sincerely,

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