[Question #5811] Massage and hiv

21 months ago
Hello Doctor 
I was in bahrain and I had a massage in five stars hotel and the lady started ply with my peons for a while after I finished I fawned a smile scratch with little blood !! 
Is there any risk for hiv ?? 
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
21 months ago
Welcome back to the forum.

HIV is not transmitted sexually except by intercourse, i.e. penis inside another person's vagina or rectum, without a condom. Even unprotected oral sex carries little or no risk. The virus has never been known to be transmitted by massage or by hand-genital contact, even if with skin cuts or scrapes or when saliva or genital fluids are used for lubrication. In addition, my understanding is that the frequency of HIV is low in female sex workers in Bahrain. But even if she had HIV, this was a no-risk event and you do not need testing for HIV ora ny other STD.

I hope this information is helpful. Let me know if anything isn't clear.

HHH, MD
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20 months ago
Thank you Dr. Hunter for the answer .. 
I have other issues 
I had an unprotected normal relationship for four days continuously and I repeated the relationship after a period with the same partner and I made a full analysis of sexually transmitted diseases including PCR and Combo 4th Generation after more than six weeks of the first relationship and twenty-two days of the second relationship. Do I need a re-analysis or just do this? The reason for my question is that some sources in Saudi Arabia have requested a re-analysis because they do not rely on PCR analysis to identify or deny the injury for reasons that are not clear to me. Thanks
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
20 months ago
The standard tests for HIV and STDs are the same world wide; almost certainly you had the same tests that would have been done in, say, New York or London. Further, all those tests are highly reliable; the advice you had about unreliable PCR testing is wrong. You can be completely certain you did not acquire any of the infections for which you were tested.

That concludes the third reply and so ends this thread. I hopet he discussion has been helpful.
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