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A 34-year-old male asked:

Hello. about 8 days before i had hard full body massage. during massage my pimples/acne bleeding. did i infected by hiv. thank you.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
This does not: sound like a scenario with significant risk for HIV transmission. Try not to FRET and learn more about HIV. Take care.
Dr. Melanie Tugaoen
General Practice 31 years experience
Let us review your q: The answer is no. HIV is a viral disease and takes time to infect the body and is usually symptoms occur later in its course. The cause of your bleeding, would be the massage itself. Most likely you had many "ripened" acne and with the pressure of the deep massage, the masseuse expressed the infected material out of the pores causing the bleeding.
Dr. Lisa Persaud
Hospital-based practice 12 years experience
Not likely: I highly doubt that you got infected with HIV from the massage and the pimples bleeding even if the person massaging you had HIV. However, you should still get tested for HIV and STDs if you are sexually active. Everyone should! Be well.

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