[Question #3805] Hiv from massage wet towel

34 months ago
Hi doctor I want to ask a about hiv or std Transmitting Through it towel full of infected semen or hand job from a massage parlor I got the hand job and after she clean me with the towel I am not sure if it semen from the other client before me I saw some there and then she finish with me she came and massage me for 20 min after that she then give
Me the hand job  then she clean with the towel I am Afraid that the towel or here hand hand Infection from the Previous client the towel has wet and Squeezed it i am Afraid of the water with pee hole plz help I am so worry thank u 
34 months ago
Sorry The accident happened like a month ago  should I worry do I need to test 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
34 months ago
Welcome to our Forum.  I'll be glad to provide some information.  HIV is more difficult to transmit that many people think.  The virus is fragile and becomes non-infectious immediately after contact with the environment.  Further the virus does not pass effectively through intact skin. For all of these reasons, contact with an infected surface, such as a towel, though wet underwear or clothing, or in the context of mutual masturbation when one person's infected secretions get onto a sex partner (including onto their genitals without penetration) is a no risk event with no possibility of HIV transmission and no need for testing.  Similarly massage in which infected secretions are involved is a no risk event.  No one has ever acquired HIV from the sort of contact you describe and there is no need for testing related to it.

I hope this comment is helpful to you.  EWH
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34 months ago
Thank u dr  what about std from the towel or hand  dr I seen in the internet that hiv can stay alive from hour or day what about the water going in my pee hole 
34 months ago
So u think I should  not worry can I have sex with my partner and not worry about 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
34 months ago
The internet is a bad place to go for information and what you think you have "learned" form it just proves this.  Going to the internet will mislead you and make you fearful.  Much of the information on the internet is taken out of context, connects unrelated facts, or is just plan wrong.  No person has EVER gotten HIV from the sort of exposure you describe although millions of such exposures have occurred.  You are not going to be the first person to get infected this way.  For that matter, you do not even know if the secretions you MAY have been exposed to were HIV infected. Statistically they were not.

You have no need to worry, you do not need to be tested and your partner is not at risk of infection from you related to the event you described.  EWH. 
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34 months ago
Sorry dr what. STD like herpes and thanks a lot I feel better i been super stress and nerves thank this wed page is great 
34 months ago
Last ? Dr if I would test at 6 week that day is that Enough time to get a  reliable Result
34 months ago
Sorry again dr i has reading what I Wrote and. I  notice  that I didn’t ask what semen has in the towel that she clean my penis the towel has wet and she Squished it in the head of. The. Penis can that water gone inside of my  pee hole
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
34 months ago
Final answers. 

Herpes is not transmitted in this way. No STI, including HIV is.  I said this before.

At six weeks tests for all STIs, including HIV will be reliable.

This additional information does not change my assessment in any way.  This was a no risk event. 

These are my 3rd responses to your questions.  Therefore, as per Forum Guidelines, this thread will be closed shortly and there will be no further responses.  In addition, no additional information or repetitive questions will change my assessment.  Thus I need to warn you that should you return to the site asking these questions your question may not be answered and your posting fee will not be returned.  Please don't worry about this exposure.  It was a no risk event.  EWH
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34 months ago
Sorry dr and thank a a lot for the great info