[Question #2669] Saliva and STD transmission

43 months ago
Hi Doctor,
I had an encounter in massage parlor. She was giving me handjob and suddenly she spit on my penis. It's tiny amount of saliva. Immediately I stopped her and clean my penis with water and left from that place. I am worried about STDs now. She had no sores or blisters on her mouth.
1. Can I get herpes this way?
2. Any other STDs I should look for?

Can I consider no risk? And move on.

Thanks

43 months ago
Actually as soon a second she spat, she masturbated for like 5 secs. And there was no contact of my penis with any of her body except for hands. She did not kiss or touch my penis with her mouth.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
43 months ago
I'm disappointed to see you returning for the 6th time in the past three months following a virtually no risk exposure.  There are no STIs, including HIV which are transmitted in saliva.  While some studies may show the occasional (rare presence) of STI organisms in saliva, no one has ever been infected by exposure to saliva, whether through kissing, spitting or receipt of masturbation.  this was a no risk event with no need for STI testing of any sort.  EWH
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43 months ago
I'm sorry this is a new exposure. I was aware about no risk ( 0 risk) for this exposure. Just wanted to confirm this from an expert. Sorry if I bothered you. And I final question, so there is no risk for any STI just with masturbation with bodily fluids (genital secretions and saliva). As long as there is no skin to skin contact it is 0 risk for all STIs rights of course no penetration.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
43 months ago
Correct, no risk for any STI from non-penetrative masturbation no matter whether or not a partner's genital secretions are transferred to you, either directly or indirectly.  Masturbation, including mutual masturbation in which partners get each others' genital secretions on one another is safe sex.  EWH
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43 months ago
Thanks doctor. One final question and I will not ask anything concerning this exposure.
1. Can I have sex with my wife? 
2. CDC and WHO says saliva carries hsv. Are they being conservative? If I understood correctly, there is no reported case of transmission this way. Am I right? Neither you nor dr. Hansfiled have or Terri have seen this case. 
3. If I don't get anything in a week then should I consider I am safe? I don't want to get tested again.

Thanks, I will not ask anything question regarding this exposure further.
43 months ago
Also I spoke to one of the dermatologist and he said a statement which gave me lot of hope. Just wanted to know your thoughts on it.
He said "if herpes would be transferred with my exposure, the it is possible for someone to get herpes on genitals without ever having penetrative ( oral, vaginal, anal) sex. And it is not possible."
What do you think of this statement?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
43 months ago
1.  Yes, of course you can have sex with your wife.
2.  Yes, they are being conservative.  As I said before " There are no STIs, including HIV which are transmitted in saliva.  While some studies may show the occasional (rare presence) of STI organisms in saliva, no one has ever been infected by exposure to saliva, whether through kissing, spitting or receipt of masturbation."  Repeating your question will not change my answer.  None of us has ever seen a case transmitted in this way.
3.  You are already safe,  Nothing will change in a week. 

This ends this thread.  As I do, I must add that the forum does not permit repeated anxiety driven questions by the same users. This will have to be your last one; future new questions on this topic will be deleted without reply and without refund of your posting fee. This policy is based on compassion, not criticism, and is designed to reduce temptations to keep paying for questions with obvious answers; because experience shows that continued answers tends to simply prolong such anxieties, when the real answer normally should be professional counseling; and because such questions have little educational value for other users, one of the forum's main purposes. I trust you will understand.  EWH


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43 months ago
Thanks. I feel relieved now. Should I be worried about NSU or NGU?
43 months ago
Sorry, Please don't delete this thread. Just close it. I will read through it when I am worried. Thanks.