can hand job cause HIV?

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Sunday, July 8, 2012
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I went to massage parlour,had a full body massage with oil then had a hand job masturbation with oil also, till i finished on her hand.
1. i didn't touch her with my hands what so ever.
2. she only did me a hand job .. nothing more.
3. she didn't touch herself at all.
4. her hands was little Rough .. i didn't see any blood in her hands or on my penis or any cut on it too ( sorry for the language).
5. i cleaned my self with alcohol wipes after like an hour, no burn was felt on my penis.
6. i m happily married and have 2 wonderful kids can i kiss them and continue my sexual life with my wife as normal.
7. should i be worried .. if yes when can i do the test and please refer to the earliest time cause i m freaked out and this is destroying my all life.

Answer: 

Hello there and thank you for using AIDS Vancouver as your source of HIV/AIDS information.

Before addressing your concerns, I would like to mention that the risk of acquiring HIV is not based on characteristics of an individual (age, gender, occupation, sexual preferences, etc), rather what you do (unprotected anal/vaginal intercourse or sharing needles) pose significant risk of HIV transmission.

There are differences between HIV and AIDS.

HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus and is most easily passed through unprotected sex and needle sharing.

The word "human" is in because human body is the host.

This virus attacks your lymphocytes (White blood cells that protect your body against pathogens).

If an HIV infection is prolonged, AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) can be the outcome. A person is diagnosed with AIDS when an HIV+ person is unable to fight off opportunistic infections (such as Kaposi Sarcoma, pneumocystis pneumonia/PCP) because their immune system is very weak. However, having HIV is no longer a death sentence, as there are sophisticated antiretroviral drugs that an HIV+ person takes daily to suppress the virus. It is a chronic illness but a manageable one.

Mutual masturbation is a no risk of acquiring HIV.

It is because there is no exchange of bodily fluids between 2 (or more) individuals.

To transmit HIV, HIV+ bodily fluids (blood, pre-cum/semen, vaginal fluids, rectal secretions, breast milk) have to directly enter the bloodstream through vagina, anus, urethra in penis, other mucosal membrances, points of needle injection and in theory open cuts and sores.

Even if she touched herself and touched you right after, it would not pose any risk.

HIV is harder to acquire and it is a weak virus outside the host (human body).

The virus dies as soon as it is exposed to the oxygen.

All being said, there is no need to get tested for this particular incident.

But we do recommend all the people who are sexually active to get tested regularly to know your status, and protect yourself and your partners.

Hopefully you find the information helpful.

If you have any other questions/concerns, please feel free to call/email us.

Stay healthy and keep smiling,
Yoshiko
AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
E-mail: helpline@aidsvancouver.org
Phone (Mon-Fri 9-4pm): (604) 696-4666
Web: www.aidsvancouver.org/helpline

 

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Submitted by PLS HELP (not verified) on

i went to a massage center , same thing happened. i am sure she was not bleeding. she gave me hand job nothing else happened . but from the next day i am not not wel, i dono its due to travelling or some problem ... pls help ... if u reply i will feel much better.... i am feeling i have done a worst thing in life, not able 2 sleep properly.

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Submitted by Helpline1 on

Hi there,

Receiving a hand job or non-insertive matrubation is considered a no risk activity in terms of HIV transmission given that you mentioned that there was no bleeding.  It sounds like you’re quite anxious about this situation and while you are not at risk for this particular incident you may want to include a regular STI (including HIV) testing regiment for your own peace of mind in the future.

I hope that this clears up the question you had and please feel free to contact us again by e-mail, phone, or on our website if you have any other comments.

Cheers,
Cameron
AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
E-mail: helpline@aidsvancouver.org
Phone (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm): (604) 696-4666
Web: www.aidsvancouver.org/helpline

Submitted by raj (not verified) on

same sort of incident happened to me, i went to a message center. she gave full body message and later gave hand job for me. she didnt tough her vagina . and about her she was around 35 years , looks very healthy ,slim body.
but exactly after one month from that i am getting symptoms of HIV like fever for 1 week with too much of body pain, pain in throat, mild dysentery after fever. pls help i am too scared. i am not sure she was bleeding. but i didnt have sex with her.
i am not even able to type, too much worried.

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Submitted by Helpline1 on

Hi there,

Thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Online Helpline as your source of HIV/AIDS related information.

I am sorry to hear that this incident is causing you so much stress, however, from what you have told me, there is absolutely no reason to worry. HIV cannot be acquired from receiving a hand job or massage. No one has ever acquired HIV in this way because it is simply not possible. This is because with a hand job there is no exchange of bodily fluids between 2 (or more) individuals. To acquire HIV, HIV+ bodily fluids (blood, pre-cum/semen, vaginal fluids, rectal secretions, breast milk) have to directly enter your bloodstream. Entry points to your blood stream include the vagina, anus, urethra in penis, other mucosal membranes, points of needle injection and, in theory, open cuts and sores.

There is no need to get tested based off of this experience but we do recommend regular STI and HIV screening for sexually active individuals. I’d also like to note that you cannot determine who is living with HIV simply by looking at them or knowing their occupation, but again, you were not at risk of acquiring HIV through receiving a massage from her.

Moreover, HIV is never diagnosed based on symptoms because the symptoms of HIV mirror those of many other common illnesses. The symptoms you are describing to me could be caused by many factors and I encourage you to speak with a doctor about these symptoms and your anxiety if they are negatively impacting your life. Unless you have engaged in needle sharing or unprotected vaginal or anal sex, and have never been tested for HIV, HIV would not be the cause for your symptoms. 

In Health,
Allison
AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
E-mail: helpline@aidsvancouver.org
Phone (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm): (604) 696-4666
Web: www.aidsvancouver.org/helpline

Submitted by prasad (not verified) on

My mind is able to accept tht HIV will not spread by this way but heart don't allow me to sleep properly.

Symptoms: The day before yesterday I went to doctor as I got few white sores on mouth, the doctor said it was due to mouth ulcer, still I am not able to eat anything properly, I have too much of pain in throat, got pimple like white projections in UVULA. This is my 3rd symptom, already admitted in hospital for fever and dysentery. More over for the past few days i have small white and red dot in my penis.

And I didn't have sex with that person, she gave me full body message and a hand job. I tried to insert my finger in to her vagina but taken back in just 5 sec.

Can i ENT specialist guess diff between normal mouth ulcer and HIV symptoms. I went there for 2 times , she said its only mouth ulcer, that's why ??

pls help me
show I get my-self tested .

Submitted by monicaf on

Hi there,

I am sorry to hear that you are finding it difficult to accept that you do not have HIV. Since you cannot acquire HIV from a massage and hand job, then none of the physcial ailments you are experiencing have anything to do with HIV.

Based on the information you have provided, I suggest you trust the specialist diagnosis that you have an ulcer and take care to improve your health and treat your ulcer. 

You do not have HIV symptoms since you do not have HIV. 

If you would like to test for HIV, of course, there is no harm in doing so.

All the best,
Monica
AIDS Vancouver Helpline

 

Submitted by rajesh (not verified) on

If i have a small wound on my finger and if i insert that in to affected persons virginal passage will it transmit hiv . Or its only blood to blood, body fluid to body fluid.

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Submitted by Helpline1 on

Hi Rajesh, 

The transmission of HIV between partners depends on the presence of 3 factors. These are: the presence of an HIV containing fluid (such as sexual secretions or blood), a risky activity (such as unprotected vaginal or anal sex, or sharing needles for drug use), and direct access to the blood stream (such as through a mucous membrane, or point of needle injection). All three of these factors must be present in order for a risk of transmission to exist. Considering these factors may help you to evaluate the risk involved in future scenarios.

However, while a theoretical case could be made for a risk of transmission in the scenario you described, there has never been a case of transmission through such means recorded. Superficial cuts and scrapes close quite quickly and the body's natural healing mechanisms work to prevent the entry of foreign material such as the HIV virus. As such, in our opinion, this scenario poses no real risk for the transmission of HIV, and no testing is indicated.

We do, however, recommend that all sexually active individuals opt for regular STI (including HIV) testing for their safety and the safety of their partners. Depending on the individual's needs this may be on an annual, biannual, or every 3-4 month basis.

All the best, 

Jonathan
AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer

 

Submitted by gopi (not verified) on

sir pls pls pls help me. scared a lot. about 4 months back i went to a massage center. The lady over there gave me handjob and full body massage, i inserted my finger in to her virgina just for a second , i didn even insert properly, got scared and removed. exactly after 2 months i have been hospitality for dysentery. now i have mouth ulcer for past 1 week. i dont have swelling lymph node anywhere. should i be worried.
is there any chance of acquiring HIV by this way.. pls reply . dying in fear

Submitted by monicaf on

Hi there,

No one has ever acquired HIV from receiving a full body massage, hand job or from fingering. Thus, no, it is not possible to acquire HIV from the activities you described. 

Take care,
Monica
AIDS Vancouver Helpline

Submitted by rajesh new (not verified) on

As said earlier i have got 3 symptoms like dysentery, fever, mouth ulcer. I went to an sexologist today , he didn't ask for any symptoms, he checked my penis and asked to to take HIV test. I am too scared, I have given for test. About 4 months back I had hand job and massage, that's all nothing else. I am not sexually active apart from that. But i have mouth ulcer for about 6 days still no improvement in that. And I have very small pimple like thing in my penis . Should I be worried?? pls pls reply

Submitted by monicaf on

Hi there,

From the situation you described, no, there is no need to be worried about HIV.

Activities such as full body massages and hand jobs are no risk for sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Fingering could transmit bacterial STIs but does not pose a risk for HIV since no one has ever acquired HIV this way.

It's great to hear that you got tested since testing is the only way to know for sure. From the information you provided, I would expect negative results.

All the best,
Monica
AIDS Vancouver Helpline

Submitted by S m (not verified) on

Hi, 5 weeks ago I slept with one girl in Malaysia, I used a condom but as I didnot cum I asked her to continue with her hand, she tried to give me a hand job, she tried with her hand for aprox 10 min, I'm worried that her hand could had caused injuries to the skin of my penis which could help the virus to enter my blood stream in case she's HIV positive
The question is could injuries caused by hand job mixed with viginal fluids cause HIV TRANSMISSION ?

Submitted by chandru (not verified) on

as I do hand job for more then 100 times and I am more active in sex did I will got aids

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Submitted by helpline2 on

 

Hi there,

Thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source of HIV-related information.

First of all, I’d like to note that AIDS stands for Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome – you cannot pass acquired syndromes to other people. If you engage in unprotected anal or vaginal sex, or share needles, there is a risk of HIV transmission. HIV stands for Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It is the virus that is passed, and not the syndrome.

Hand jobs are considered a no-risk activity. I’ll try to explain why.

In order for HIV transmission to occur, you need three things:
1) A body fluid with high levels of HIV (blood, semen, rectal secretions, pe-cum, vaginal fluids)
2) A risky activity (unprotected anal or vaginal sex, sharing needles)
3) Direct access for the virus to enter the bloodstream (vagina, anus, urethra, open cuts and sores, points of needle injection)

Hand jobs do not meet these requirements, and therefore present no risk of HIV transmission.

When you say you are “more active in sex”, I’m not sure precisely what you mean, but using condoms is always a good idea, as that’s the best way to protect yourself and your partners. Other sexually transmitted infections can be passed more easily than HIV, and at AIDS Vancouver, we encourage all sexually active individuals to get tested regularly for sexually transmitted infections, including HIV; depending on your needs, this can occur annually, semi-annually, or once every three to four months.

I hope I’ve been able to answer your question – let us know if you have any further concerns.

Best wishes,
Griffin
AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer

Submitted by rahu (not verified) on

Hello i am worried last night i had a massage and lthe lady offered mě a hand job she was naked she dat In my left tigh and did the hand job withm thl.id had any intercourse witwith her now i am worried as i did her hands had any cut or anything but or sure i know my penis has not touched her

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Submitted by Helpline1 on

Hi Rahu,

Having a handjob is a zero risk activity for the passing of HIV. Let me attempt to explain why. In order for HIV transmission to even be possible,  all of these three things need to be present.

1)Body fluid with a high level of HIV (blood, semen, rectal secretions, pre-cum, vaginal fluids, breast milk)

2) Activity (unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse, sharing needles, or mother to child)

3) Direct access for the virus to enter the bloodstream (through the vagina, anus, urethra in the penis, open cuts and sores, other mucosal membranes, points of needle injections)

With a handjob, there is no fluid present, no risky activity, and no direct access to the bloodstream. Therefore, no risk! 

Regards,

Elyse

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer 

Submitted by Jacob (not verified) on

Hi. I recently got a hand job. She touched the tip of my penis and naturally my peehole. Let's assume she has aids and her hand was bleeding (wound, cut, etc). Will I get aids if her infected blood enter thorough my peehole. Thanks.

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