[Question #6224] HIV Scare

17 months ago
Hello Dr,

I have been to a massage parlor 10 days ago.  I regret but the massage included body-body massage and hand job, the masseuse sucked my nipples and my Penus might have touched her vagina.

I am married and now scared to have sexual with my partner worrying she may get the infection as well.

I am scared if I am at risk of HIV from this encounter, should I get any testing for this.

Thanks
17 months ago
No sex involved in this encounter 
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
17 months ago

Thanks for your question.  I'll be glad to comment.  The exposure you describe did not put you at meaningful risk for any STI and I see no reason to pursue testing.  Body-to-body rubbing (frottage), having your nipples sucked, an receipt of masturbation, even if you got your partner's genital secretions on you are no risk event for acquisition of STIs and do not require testing.  Nothing you have described suggests any reason for testing, nor any reason to abstain from unprotected sex with your regular sex partner. 

I hope this information is helpful.  EWH

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17 months ago
Thanks for the reply. 

I have been having fever for a couple of day (might be because of weather ) and body aches. This is increased my worry as some of these seem to be signs of acute HIV.

Do you still think your comments hold good?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
17 months ago
 Your exposure was a no risk event. No change in my opinion or recommendations. Your flu like illness, is virtually certainly due to something other than HIV. 

FYI,  even if there had been a meaningful exposure, the likelihood of your symptoms being due to infection or minuscule. In studies of persons at risk for HIV with flu like symptoms, less than 1% of those individuals turn out to have HIV.   The remainder have more typical, community acquired viral illnesses. Please don't worry. EWH 
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