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What constitutes transmission?
Feb 4, 2013

Dear Sir or Madam, Firstly, let me thank you for this service. Now, what constitutes a transmission event? If a women delivers masturbation with a film of her menstrual blood on her hand is this a high risk situation? I would like to know.. the event was three weeks ago and since I have become ill, symptoms consistent with acute HIV (I really don't feel well). Should I be tested? This is a serious situation, I feel, please respond. Regards, J.M

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

It is unlikely that the situation you are describing would be a high risk situation. THe virus does not live well outside of the human body. Any virus present would be unable to infect you. Also, masturbation is a safer sex activity. We would consider unprotected vaginal or anal sex to be high risk activities (transmission events), or sharing needles and/or drug works. I hope this helps.

In health,

Richard



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