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Semen in fresh open cut

Good afternoon Dr.

Would you consider semen directly ejaculated on a fresh open wound a high risk. The wound in question is on my index finger it is roughly 2mm long by 2 mm wide and 1mm deep. The end of my finger was dry and a piece of skin caught on something and ripped the skin back. Exposing a lower level of dark blood red flesh. I do not know when the cut happened exactly but a few hours later when I noticed it it was still sensitive to sanitizer.

I did not see the wound actively bleeding but the exposed layer of underneath flesh was very dark blood red, moist and sensitive.

The exposure was mutual masturbation with another male of unknown status. I wiped my hands off after a few minutes but did not get to wash them for several hours.

I have read that mutual masturbation carries no risk for HIV unless there are fresh open cuts as in my case. What would you rate my exposure and should I get tested.
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300980 tn?1194929400
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Welcome to our Forum.  This was a no risk event, like all episodes of mutual masturbation.  In mutual masturbation scrapes and cuts commonly occur as a result of the manual stimulation and partners typically get each other's genital secretions on one another, including their cuts and scrapes.  While you can argue about the theoretical risks associated with the events you describe, the fact is that no one has ever been documented to acquired HIV in this way and there have been millions of instances of mutual masturbation.

In your own case, unless there is something that you have not mentioned, you do not even know that your partner had HIV and it is statistically unlikely that he did.

I would not worry about the event you describe.  I see no medical reason for concern or for testing.  I hope these comments are helpful to you.  EWH
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There is one thing I forgot to input in my previous question that is also bothering me. I am uncircumcised, I adjusted my foreskin with the same hand and I believe there was some of his semen under my foreskin as I did not ejaculate. I have read that the skin under the foreskin is susceptible to hiv. Would this of caused a risk.

And the cut on my hand was deep enough that it was probably not caused during the manual stimulation but through another activity and probably did bleed at the time it occurred.
300980 tn?1194929400
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
There are no data to change my opinion or advice.  EWH
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Sorry Dr. I am sorry Im still a little bit confused.

If I got some of his semen under my foreskin as I am uncircumcised, and it remained there until the next morning. And the head of my penis was a little rough from the masturbation. There is still NO risk.

Am I correct. Also in what situation would being uncircumsized increase hiv risk.

Im sorry for the follow up question Dr. I have very little knowledge over hiv transmission.
300980 tn?1194929400
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
This is not a debate.  Our responses on the Forum are based on scientific data.  You seem to want me to tell you that the activity you have described placed you at meaningful risk for HIV.  I'm. Not going to do that.  If you want to test , go do it.

As I told you before, there are NO proven cases in which HiIV has been proven to be transmitted through mutual masturbation- NONE!.  Sexual transmission of HIV has been demonstrated as a result of  penetrative genital, ano-genital, and vert rarely active oral intercourse.   In these sorts of exposures, being uncircumcised has been shown to increase risk by about 50%.  EWH
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Thank you Dr. Hook.
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A related discussion, confused after reading the answer was started.
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