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newly pierced nipples concern.

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Approximately 5 years ago, I had sexual contact with a girl which I know have had several other sexual partners. We had "Protected" sex but I do remember sucking/licking her newly pierced nipples for around 2-3mins. She said they were newly pierced and were a bit sore. I did not taste any blood in my mouth during the process, and it was not bleeding. I did not get sick or had any flu like symptoms or swollen lymph nodes after the event, even now I'm still fine, and get sick less than most people every year. I am just paranoid that I may have contracted HIV during this contact. Have there been any documented cases of HIV through sucking new pierced nipples? Am I considered at risk and should get tested?

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replied February 9th, 2012
HIV and AIDS Answer A31328
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

There have been no confirmed cases of HIV, transmission due to sucking the breast, or due to oral ingestion of infected blood.

Since it has been already 5 years since the incidence, in case you were infected, you would have had signs and symptoms due to HIV infection by now.

Hence it is possible that you were never infected in the first place.

In case, you still have doubts, you can get yourself screened for HIV with a HIV antibody test. This will clear all your doubts.

I hope this helps.

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