[Question #3407] Worried

37 months ago
I had a small cut on my testes during a shower. I noticed the stains only when i was towelling myself.  Post that, about 2 hours later, i had a massage / maturbation with an oil / gel from a girl who was fully clothed.  She used the oil or gel on my penis and made me ejaculate. I am concerned about HIV risks on this episode. There was no other sexual contact with the girl.  WOuld you please guide me on this?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
37 months ago
 Well our forum. I will be glad to comment. The event you describe did not put you at any risk for HIV and there is no need for concern with testing related to the activities you have described.    Let me provide you with several reasons why I say this with great confidence. 

1.   It is unlikely that the masseuse who worked with you had HIV. Most people, even most commercial sex workers do not have HIV. 
2.   Even if she did however there was no sexual contact. HIV and other STI's are not transmitted through contact of the hands with another person's genitals. This is even the case when the person's hands have been contaminated with their general secretions. It is for this reason that mutual masturbation, when  persons often get one another's genital secretions on each other, is considered a no risk event.
3.   That you had a cut on your scrotum does not change this in anyway. Cuts of this sort do not serve as an entryway for HIV virus. HIV is transmitted only through direct sexual contact or injection of infected material deep into tissue. 

 Thus, for all the reasons I have listed, there is no reason for concern and no reason for testing. I hope my comments have been helpful to you. Take care. EWH
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37 months ago
Thank you Dr. Hook. Your response is much appreciated and I am fairly relieved. I dont think she had any cut on her hands, but I am not sure. Does this change anything in your opinion? Does the fact that she used an oil / gel alleviate the risk even if she had any cuts?  I know she did not massage my scrotum, but today I am fairly nervous. Lastly, may I resume my normal (unprotected) relationship with my wife? I cant thank you enough for answering the above questions I have. 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
37 months ago
Cuts on her hands would make no difference.  Still a no risk event, with or without oil.  You will not be the first  person ever infected with HIV because of hand to genital contact. For this reason there is no reason at all related to the encounter you described for you to hesitate about having unprotected sex with your wife. EWH---
37 months ago
Thank you Doctor. I think you have answered all my questions.  I am curious though, even mutual masturbation by a + person is considered non risk? That will be my last question to close this thread. Once again, thank you. 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
37 months ago
Correct. Even relatively conservative agencies such as the U.S. CDC consider mutual masturbation between a person with HIV and an uninfected person as no risk events.  No one has ever gotten infected  through mutual masturbation, even when infected secretions are encountered.

As you point out, this thread will now be closed.  Take care.  EWH
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37 months ago
Sorry Doctor, just to quell my concerns. Minor cuts do not impact this risk analysis? Like I said, she was completely clothed. The only concern is cuts on her hands (if any)
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
37 months ago
Already asked and answered.  Cuts on either one of you have no effect.  I will close the thread now.  EWH
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