Can Body Massage And Stretch Marks Transmit HIV?

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, I want to ask, does skin that has stretch marks allow it to enter HIV virus? The case in this case is body massage

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Hello Kevin,


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The HIV virus (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) can be transmitted through contact between body fluids, such as blood, vaginal fluid, penile fluid, anal fluid, and breast milk. To get infected with HIV, of course you have to experience contact between body fluids with other HIV sufferers. If you have contact between bodily fluids with people who don't have HIV, then it is not possible for you to contract HIV, because it is not possible for the HIV virus to appear on its own. Unfortunately, most people with HIV do not realize that they are infected with HIV because they do not experience typical symptoms, so they do not feel the need to check their HIV status. Therefore, the best step is still to take preventative measures, including by avoiding all actions that risk causing contact between bodily fluids with other people.


Stretch marks arise due to excessive and uneven skin stretching with the proliferation of collagen, elastin, and other skin support tissues. Stretch marks appear as a brown rash or vaginal discharge on the skin that often feels itchy. Frequently, stretch marks appear in the abdominal area, thighs, although it is not impossible to also appear in other areas of the body.


The entire surface of the skin, whether there is stretch marks on it or not, has the potential to have invisible wounds. If these wounds come into contact with bodily fluids with HIV, then you could have contracted HIV. However, if all you have done previously is massage (body massage), which is not accompanied by the use of non-sterile devices (such as needles), the risk of HIV transmission is very small or it may be considered non-existent.


But again, given that this massage procedure can be different, we are not authorized to ensure that you are certainly free from the risk of HIV. So, you should clarify what kind of body massage procedure you are referring to.


I hope this helps.

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