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Hi All,

I'm a 30 year old male who is not sexually active from the past 8 months. This incident happened 5 weeks ago. I met a 25 female asian escort who was also a massage therapist. When the massage started we both were topless and wearing just the underwears. I was lying on my back and she climbed on me. We kissed each other on the lips but there was no deep kissing or open mouth kissing. We hugged and rubbed against each other for 5mins. Then i stopped her and i put condom on by myself, the lady didnt touch my penis. I was not fully aroused at that time. After putting condom on, i wore my underwear back. So at this point i was wearing a condom and also an underwear and the lady was still wearing an underwear. Then we continued the same cuddling, kissing (Superficial) and rubbing against each other for 15 more mins and I ejaculated inside my condom. THERE WAS NO PENETRATION, NO ORAL SEX AND NO HAND TO GENITALS CONTACT AT ALL. After I ejaculated, I got scared and asked her if she ejaculated too. She said no and she is under menstruation and had a Tampon inside her vagina. She showed me her vagina and I didnt see any traces of blood outside her vagina or in the pelvis area.


Questions of concern:
1. Is it possible for a female to release vaginal fluid under menstruation and the fluid to come out despite wearing a tampon
2. Can the vaginal fluid make it's way from her underwear on to my underwear and then into my penis opening during the 5 mins period when i didnt wear a condom
3. I'm not sure about her HIV status, but assuming she is HIV+, are there any chances that I might get infected with the above mentioned contact with her
4. I had cough from past 10 days and have itchy skin rashes on my hands and legs too. The rashes are very tiny. Are these symptoms of HIV
5. Has there been any cases who got infected with simliar kind of exposure

Please answer the above questions, I'm scared to death.
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replied March 28th, 2016
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replied March 31st, 2016
There is no reason to panic from your story, as there is no possible risk of infection here.

For Q 1, 2 & 3 - The answer is Negative.

A person who has HIV carries the virus in certain body fluids, including blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk. The virus can be transmitted only if such HIV-infected fluids enter the bloodstream of another person.

This kind of direct entry can occur
(1) through the linings of the vagina, rectum, mouth, and the opening at the tip of the penis;
(2) through intravenous injection with a syringe; or
(3) through a break in the skin, such as a cut or sore.

HIV can not be transmitted via intact skin with exception of the mucous membranes (around eyes, mouth, genital area, ears, and anus). This is due to the fact that infection occurs only if the virus gains entry in to the tissues and the blood. The intact skin, has a layer of dead cells (keratinised layer), which HIV cannot penetrate.

Hence HIV is not transmitted by hugging, kissing and mutual masturbation (fondling genitalia, fingering the vagina, etc).

Hence there is no need for you to worry. But for the future, it would be best to follow safe sex practices to avoid STDs.


4. & 5. The symptoms you have experienced are most likely due to common cold (viruses) or bacterial infections and not due to HIV. these symptoms will subside in a few days once these infections clear up.

I hope this helps.
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replied April 8th, 2016
Hi Dr Deepak,

Thanks for responding. In your response you said that
"This kind of direct entry can occur
(1) through the linings of the vagina, rectum, mouth, and the opening at the tip of the penis; "

So does question no 2 applies to the above point

2. Can the vaginal fluid make it's way from her underwear on to my underwear and then into my penis opening during the 5 mins period when i didnt wear a condom

Thanks.
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