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Can HIV be contracted through sexual activity during menstruation?

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Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016
Question: Hi Doctor,

I would like to know the risk of catching HIV from a hand job with possible menstrual blood. I was not aware that the CSW i was with was menstruating until i went to my hotel room toilet and saw a bloody tampoon. She rubbed all over my penis including the pee hole. I am really worried its been 4 days. Have searched online and all are saying its a risk free behaviour. But there was blood involved.
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Still minor risk

Detailed Answer:
hi and welcome.
I understand your worries but risk for any infecetion is negligible even if there was contact with blood so you don't need to worry. Wish you good health. Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein (26 hours later)
Hi Doc,

So there is no chance of transmission even if the time between her touching herself and me is 10 secs.
Given on your analysis can i continue having unprotected sex with my regular partner?
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Answered by Dr. Iven Romic Rommstein (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
No risk

Detailed Answer:
I don't think there is a risk so yes you can.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
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Brief Answer: Still minor risk Detailed Answer: hi and welcome. I understand your worries but risk for any infecetion is negligible even if there was contact with blood so you don't need to worry. Wish you good health. Regards