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Hello. Recently I had protected sex with a sex worker whose HIV status is unknown. After a while, I took my penis out and started to masturbate with the condom on. My hands were exposed to her vaginal fluid. I took off the condom, started to masturbate again and eventually ejaculated.Then I wipe my semen in my urethra using the same hand. Is it possible for HIV to transmit via my hand which contacted her vag.fluid into my urethra?


While it may be possible to pass HIV from your hand to your urethra, it would not be an easy or common way to get HIV. HIV is in vaginal fluid (if your partner has HIV) but it dies quickly once it is out of the body and exposed to air. Overall, the chances of getting HIV this way would be low.

But, if this is worrying you it might be a good idea to go for STI/HIV testing. Routine  screening usually includes testing for gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis and HIV.

You may want to look at the ``STIs at a Glance`` chart.  It tells you about the different window periods, which is the time it takes between when you have sex to when an STI will show up on a test.

If you get any symptoms then go for testing as soon as you notice something.

You can check out our clinic finder if you need help finding a clinic in your area.

Please leave a comment to let us know if that answers your question or if you need more information.

Health Nurse

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This answer was posted on November 5, 2012

Community comments

yg9552 says:

you tested the status of hiv what is result becose some situation is done with me reply me quickly because I am so scared during 2 weeks please help me..

Health Nurse says:

Hi, sounds like you are really worried. I am unsure what information you are asking for, you could always submit another question or you could chat online with one of our nurses if that is easier.

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