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HIV risk if female touches vagina and touches a cut with same hand?


I recently cut myself shaving in the neck and the would was fresh. It was deep and I had trouble stopping it bleeding completely.

Later, I wanted a massage and went to a parlour which offers masturbation at the end of the massage.

Anyway the masseuse got naked and touched the cut. I got freaked out later. What if she had touched her vagina before touching the cut and had vaginal fluids on the hand and when she touched the cut such that vaginal fluids came in contact with the cut.

Okay I am assuming a bit, but suppose she did get vaginal fluids on her hand and when she touched the cut vaginal fluids made contact with the cut.

I know I am being a bit paranoid, but what is the risk assessment in such a scenario.

I have read that Vaginal fluids aren't dangerous once they leave the body and come in contact with air. So that would lower the risk greatly, however I still thought of sharing with you guys and asking.
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Same as on Mar 20, 2018 when you asked.
This answers all of your HIV questions, and if you can think of any more just reread about the 3. You had zero risk therefore  testing is irrelevant to your situation because you had zero risk. HIV is a fragile virus, which is instantly inactivated in air and also in saliva which means it is effectively dead so it can't infect from touching, external rubbing or oral activities. It doesn't matter if you and they were actively bleeding or had cuts at the time either because the HIV is effectively dead.  
Only 3 adult risks are the following:
1. unprotected penetrating vaginal with a penis
2. unprotected penetrating anal sex with a penis
3. sharing needles that you inject with.
The only way to get HIV is if you did one of the 3. The situation you describe is a long way from any of these 3.
Even with blood, lactation, cuts, rashes, burns, etc the air or the saliva does not allow inactivated virus to infect from touching, external rubbing or oral activities. Doctors have calculated the risk from what you describe to be less than that of being hit by a meteor, therefore no one will get HIV from what you did in the next 40 years of your life either. The above HIV science is 40 years old and very well established, so no detail that you can add to your encounter will change it from zero risk.
If you didn't have one of the 3 then you are just worrying about your own hiv theory - which is unrealistic for you to think that can become reality - so you should move on back to your happy life instead.
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Thank you for your response. Actually I got tested previous week and the results were negative. I infact resolved to never sex (even protected one) due to all the anxiety with any sex worker.

I thought a handjob or even a blowjob would be fine as I have read that blowjobs bear no risk to the receiver. So I went to the massage parlour for some no penetrative fun.

However then there was the cut and she touched it. I thought what if vaginal fluids were present on her hand when she touched the wound. I guess I have gotten used to worrying about HIV and this new fear is starting to grip me.

You response has been a relief though. You seem very confident in what you say, and I know you are trying to help, but are you a doctor and if not then could be please point out a doctor's response to a situation similar to this.

Kind regards.
We rely on the opinion of expert doctors. You can find conservative sites that will tell you there is a theoretical risk that has never manifested in 40 years of hiv science - how useless is that? Reread about meteor if in doubt.
You actually have a risk for E Coli from foods and people die from that every year,  but these conservative sites don't tell you to test for that after every meal.
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