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Indirect vaginal fluid on chapped lips

Feb 27, 2002

Dr. Kull

Sometime ago I was at the strippers bar and at that place itself I touch one of the strippers vagina for a brief 15 seconds. In a minute or 2, I subsequently fondled my same fingers on her breasts. Then I kissed her breasts. I had chapped lips at that time (there was a crack though). I'm worried that my fingers could have touch some vaginal fluid and from what I have done could have infected me through my chapped lips. Am I at risk? Please answer, thanks so much!!

Response from Mr. Kull

Based on the epidemiological knowledge of HIV and its transmission, HIV is only known to be transmitted through the following three ways:

1) Sexual contact: anal, vaginal, and oral sex

2) Blood-to-blood contact: sharing injection needles, occupational exposures, blood transfusions (which is rare in the U.S.).

3) Mother-to-infant: either through delivery or during breast feeding

If you are not engaging in any of the above activities, the risk of transmission is theoretical, at best.


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