Q. Is there a chance of HIV transmission after open mouth kissing or hand masturbation?

Answered by
Dr. Kakkar
and medically reviewed by Dr. Nithila A
Published on Oct 04, 2019

Hello doctor,

Do I need post-exposure prophylaxis for HIV after the following exposures:

1) Open mouth or french kissing.

2) Handjob and hand masturbation.

Have there been known cases of HIV transmission after such exposures?

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have noted your concern. There is no risk of HIV transmission from the open mouth or deep kissing or skin to skin contact as in a handjob. They do not qualify as a risk for HIV transmission. Hence there is no need for post-exposure prophylaxis.

Thank you doctor,

I also forgot to mention that I fingered her clitoral area. What is the risk from this exposure?

Dr. Kakkar

Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Fingering carries no risk. The virus cannot pass through the skin.

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