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I have not heard of HIV passing when receiving a hand job. When having sex, unprotected vaginal and anal sex is the most common way to pass HIV.
Have a look at our “Know your chances” web page, it provides information on your chances of getting or passing an STI depending on how you are having sex.
HIV is a fragile virus and does not survive for long when it is outside of the body. It is in the blood so it is possible that it can be passed if you share something blood to blood like needles. Always best to use your own personal items if they could have blood on them.
Remember that HIV is not passed by casual contact like holding hands, sharing a water glass etc…
Getting a hand job would be one of the safer ways to have sex. STI like herpes and syphilis can be passed by skin to skin contact if you come in contact with an area that has the virus or bacteria on it e.g. a herpes or syphilis sore. Given this it could be possible to pass something like syphilis or herpes when giving a hand job but it would not be a common way for this to happen.
Washing hands between sexual partners would be a good idea and your chances could be further reduced if a medical glove was used. Really depends on what type of sex you are comfortable with. Everyone is different, but it can be difficult to enjoy sex if you get worried about what happened.
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This answer was posted on November 25, 2014