[Question #6789] Massage ( hiv)

11 months ago
Sir, 
I recently received a massage and hand job for an sex worker , she was cooking meals just before massage , she was using plastic hand gloves and oil for the massage . I am not sure if she was using  plastic hand gloves and oil from the begining of massage . I am scared of catching  HIV.

1) i had shaved my pubic area on that, if i had any cuts  or wounds and through opening of penis , blood from her hands can enter my wound or opening penis or anus( he just my anus during massage .)  Can she infect me with HIV??

2)plastic hand  gloves is only covering palms , but any cuts above palms like wrist or other parts of the hand  .can be lead to HIV?

3) although i did not receive any blow job , i am thinking if small amount of saliva from her mouth would have fallen into my penis when she was massaging..can i get infect like this events?
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
11 months ago

Welcome to our Forum. Thanks for your question.  I'll be glad to provide some information, as well as a reassurance that the events you describe were no risk events which did not put you at risk for HIV or other STIs.  No testing is needed.

I would add that you do not know that the CSW who give you the massage had HIV.  In fact, most CSWs do not.  Further HIV is not transmitted through touching and there had never even been a case of HIV proven to result from receipt of oral sex.  You need not worry.  In answer to your specific questions:\

1. Shaving or having open cuts on your penis or in your genital region would not put you at risk for HIV, even if the CSW got saliva or genital secretions on the cuts.  No risk.  This is true even if she had blood or cuts on her hands.

2.  With or without gloves, there is no risk for HIV or other STIs from receipt of a massage, even if she had cuts on her hands.

3.  Contact of saliva with your penis would not put you at risk for HIV.  As I mentioned above, even with receipt of oral sex, there has never been a case of HIV proven to be acquired in this way.

Summary. The events you describe were no risk events.  There is no reason for testing and no reason for concern.  I hope this information will be helpful. EWH

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11 months ago
Thank you  sir , 

I have two more different doubts

1) what are chances of getting hiv from roadside needles if our legs touches or getting pricked by it. ( because some people throw needles in road side)



Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
11 months ago
Your follow up question suggests that you may be excessively anxious about the risk for HIV.  Virtually all HIV is spread either through direct, penetrating sexual contact with an untreated, infectious partner or through direct injection of a needle which has recently been used on an untreated infectious person.  Even with these sorts of exposures, the infection is rarely (less than 1% of the time and often much less than that) transmitted.  While I suppose there is a theoretical chance of infection from a penetrating injury from a used needle, the true risk is tiny and not something to worry about.  Touching a used needle which does not penetrate enough to draw blood is a no risk event.

I hope this information and perspective is helpful.  Please don’t worry.  EWH 
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