Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: TheBodyPRO.com Covers AIDS 2014
   
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Shot in the Eye
Jan 21, 2002

Dear Ryan,

Kudos on an excellent answers to questions posted to you. I'm worried like hell and I hope that you would be able to help me.

Because I am in an exclusive relationship with a man, I do don't sleep around. However, a few days ago, I guy invited me up to his place and wanted to have sex with me. I refused but agreed to take off my clothes while he would jack-off.

He placed a copious amount of "Wet" lubrication and started jacking off furiously. A few minutes into it, a drop of liquid on his penis splased into my eye. This I believe was mostly lube but I'm certain could have included his pre-cum.

I have reason to believe that he is HIV positive and I am worried that he could have transmitted the virus to me this way. Would you be able to help me assess my risk here? Does lubrication kill the virus?

Thank you for your time and kindness...

Response from Mr. Kull

The lining inside of the eye socket consists of mucous membranes. Therefore, HIV infected fluids coming into contact with the eye does pose a theoretical risk (infected fluids coming into contact with mucous membranes).

It is important to remember that transmission is highly unlikely when getting a drop of semen in your eye. We know this because sexual transmission of HIV is known to occur through vaginal, anal and oral sex. There is evidence that healthcare workers have been infected when getting HIV infected blood in their eye, but there is no evidence that people have been infected through getting semen in their eye.

Lubricant probably won't kill HIV.

RMK



Previous
I did not know she was a prostitute
Next
Drugs Interaction

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement