[Question #1153] Semen

48 months ago
Sir, 
1)During the oral Sex  with ano  unknown person, his fresh semen got into my eyes, what is the risk of hiv?
2) I read from body.com that getting semen in eyes does pose hiv risk and they recommend  hiv testing??what is your opinion ??
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
48 months ago

Welcome to our Forum.  Your question is one that we are asked frequently.  My answer to you is the same as it has been numerous times before.  The hypothetical situation that you describe could theoretically lead to infection but I am unaware of any proven cases in which this has occurred and there are many reasons to believe that many factors like the blink reflex and resistance of mucosal surfaces to infection make infection in the way you suggest virtually impossible.  Should an exposure of this sort occur, I would tell you that it was a no risk event and that I see no realistic reason for testing.  Thus the exposure would put you theoretically at risk in the same way that you could theoretically be stuck and killed by a meteor falling from space while reading this reply.  It simply is not something to be concerned about. 

If this is something you worry about, you should not and I hope that this reply is helpful to you.  EWH

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48 months ago
Thanks sir, 
1)is your answer is same ,if fresh semen was splashed to my mouth or bleeding cut?

2)if two persons bleeding cut  got rubbed each other,is there hiv risk?? While playing football my bleeding cut got rubbed to other person's bleeding  wound .Is it hiv risk??
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
48 months ago
You seem to have a poor understanding on what is known about HIV risk.  HIV is transmitted almost entirely through penetrative sexual contact of injection of infected materials deep into tissue. The sort of hypothetical, "what if" questions you described both in your original question and your follow-up are not meaningful risk for HIV acquisition.  Thus, the answer to both of your questions is that these would not be associated with risk for HIV.  EWH
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48 months ago
Sir,
1) That means even if two persons actively  bleeding  wounds get rubbed or touched each other , there is no risk or( is it rarely occurs??)
2)there are no confirmed reports of this sort hiv transmission. Is it right??
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
48 months ago
Final answers. You do not appear to be hearing my comments about these hypothetical, virtually no risk sorts o possible exposures.  This thread will be closed in a few hours and new questions from you will be deleted without answers and without return of your fee.

Correct, rubbing together of two bleeding wounds is not a meaningful contributor to HIV infections and HIV infection rates.  It is not something to worry about.  I am. It aware of proven reports of HIV transmission in this way.  EWH
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