HIV from touching
May 5, 2014
Hi i am a woman, i recently had a man touch his penis then my vegina and he started masturbating after, can a woman get HIV like that if the man is HIV positive?
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi This is a highly unlikely situation for HIV transmission to occur. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of needles. Casual contact, sharing utensils, drinking after someone, etc are not way for HIV transmission to occur. If you go to this link HIV101 it will take you to our page that talks about the ways in which HIV is and is not transmitted.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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