Can I get HIV from vaginal fluids touching my balls?

Question

Hi there Doc,

I love this site and everything you do man...stops idoits like me from going out of out minds! Anyway..Can you get HIV from vaginal fluids that get on your balls or other genital area during sex. We always use condoms but i was wondering about the rest of my package...

Thanks,

Answer

Hi,

Relax Max. HIV cannot permeate intact skin and that includes the intact skin covering the family jewels and your nether regions -- your entire "home entertainment center," so to speak. Just continue to cover your stump before you hump and you'll be fine.

Dr. Bob