|HIV from Prostate Massage
May 9, 2011
I visited a women who gave me a massage and offered a prostate massage. Foolishly I accepted, she wore brand new latex gloves and used a massage oil, she massaged for about 5 minutes. It wasn't until afterward did I start to think that I could have been exposed to the virus. Is it possable? Do I need to be tested? Honestly, I'm scared.. I don't want to infect my wife and punish her for my stupidity. Thank you for your help.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Massage, even a prostate massage, is not considered a risk for HIV transmission, assuming the skin on the probing finger is intact or ensheathed in latex. I should point out, however, "massage oil" could be incompatible with latex (condoms or gloves). Oil-based products can denature latex, increasing the likelihood the latex barrier will rupture.
Do I think you are at risk for HIV from the episode you describe? No, I do not. Neither worry nor HIV testing is warranted. Your biggest problem seems to be guilt. For that I'd suggest you level with your wife.
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