Mar 11, 2001
I recently had sex with two men I met from the internet. No anal sex. They performed oral on me. I did not perform oral on them. They both fingered me with no more than a quarter inch of their fingers. What are the risks of HIV transmission from precum on their fingers to my anus, or if they had cuts on their fingers? Thanks.
| Response from Mr. Kull
While it is possible that HIV can be transmitted when infected bodily fluids, like semen, come into contact with the mucous membranes in your anus/rectum, there is no evidence that HIV has been transmitted through fingering (either receiving or inserting). In other words, your risk for infection in the scenario you describe is possible, but unlikely. It is advisable to minimize mucous membrane contact with infected fluids, so semen should not be used as a lubricant when inserting anything into the anus or vagina.
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