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Possible Oral Transmission
Mar 7, 2001

Dear Dr. Maribel, I had been involved in a possible high-risk behavior in November of last year. I sucked a girl's nipple for less than 1 minute. I have no idea about her hiv status. The incident took place at a very dark environment. As a result, I couldn't be 100 sure that there was no any kind of fluid or blood on her nipple. However, I didn't taste or smell anything while sucking! I'm extremely worried that I may have been infected with hiv or hepatitis b/c. There was no any forms of sexual intercourse happened between us. My friend told me that it is very common for females to have discharge on their nipples. Is it true? Please kindly assess my risk! Really Worried!

Response from Dr. Rodriguez-Torres

There is no evidence that you can get HCV that WAY.

Mucous Membranes

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