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Need your opinion about possible exposure


I had an encounter with a sex worker. I was fingering her and she got wet. Then i touched her nipples after that.
about a minute later, i licked her nipple, forgetting the fact that i touched it with my fingers that i used on her. And then she gave me protected oral.
Now i'm wondering if the two instance would be a concern for getting infected. No intercourse was involved.

Would appreciate your opinions. Thanks.


Fingering is not a risk for hiv infection. Neither is licking a nipple that has some vaginal fluid on it. Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus that needs very specific circumstances and conditions in order to be transmitted and neither fingering or nipple licking with fluid remotely satisfy those circumstances or conditions. Getting a blowjob is not a risk for hiv infection, with or without a condom.

Please read through the Welcome Thread and follow the Lessons links to learn more about transmission.

So how do you protect yourself against hiv transmission and infection? You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted infection.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Although you absolutely do NOT need to test over this incident, anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results. Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. 

Use condoms for intercourse and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple.


Yup. have read the welcome page. Do you know of any other STD that i may get from the incidents i mentioned? Sorry for taking your time. Just a bit anxious of the what ifs. I know its not healthy but i'd really like to hear opinions on this. Thanks in advance.

You have nothing to worry about with this encounter.  Please educate yourself on how HIV is transmitted, and how it's not. 


You were not at risk for ANY sexually transmitted infections during your encounter. Fingers don't get STIs and your blowjob was protected.



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