Should I get Tested for this?
A few days ago I did the following with a girl of unknown HIV status but who had a lot of sexual relations. I did not have sex with her, I just hugged her with my shorts on and played with her(not even kissing). Then she took my penis out and started to press on its head with her figures. I touched her vagina but not in the middle,just near the extremities for 2-3 seconds and she was a bit wet. Am I at risk of STDs? should I get Tested? What if I rubbed my eyes or mouth before washing my hands? I usually masturbate every second day with a pillow and i did that a day before. That leaves a burning sensation on my penis but no wounds.
Hi there and thank you for using AIDS Vancouver as your source of HIV/AIDS related information.
In regards to HIV, none of the activities that you mentioned pose any risk. This includes hugging, mutual masturbation and light petting. In order for HIV, specifically, to be transmitted, three conditions must be present:
1) A bodily fluid containing the HIV virus (e.g. blood, semen, vaginal fluids, breast milk)
2) An activity (unprotected anal/vaginal intercourse, sharing needles)
3) Direct access to enter the bloodstream (vagina, anus, urethra in the penis, point of needle injection)
Seeing that none of these conditions were present, I would say an HIV test is not necessary for this particular incident as it presents no risk. But considering you are sexually active, I would recommend getting tested regularly, especially when engaging in any of the high risk activities I mentioned above. However, in regards to other STI's such as Chlamydia, HSV (herpes simplex), HPV, Syphilis or Gonorrhea, the modes of transmission involve penetrative anal or vaginal sex, oral sex and very rarely skin-to-skin contact. Genital skin-to-skin contact, especially, is a viable mode of transmission for HPV. What's more though, in most cases of syphilis and herpes, there would need to be a sore present containing the infected fluid for transmission to occur. In your case, it may be beneficial to get tested for STI's other than HIV just so you can know your status and can protect yourself and others in the future.
In regards to self masturbation with a pillow, there would be no risk of any STI transmission and the burning sensation may be a result of coming into contact with a fibrous material. However, I am not a medical professional and therefore cannot diagnose, so I would recommend seeking a medical professional if this persists.
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