|CDC was rude, anal fingering, can you answer please?
Nov 6, 2003
Thank You in advance for answering my question, and hopefully giving me peace of mind. Please answer.
Hi I checked the archives and forums but have come up empty in my search for an answer to my question, I also called the CDC, but was greeted by a person who kept saying I don't understand the question and directed me to a voice message that basically hung up on me. Hopefully my question will be reiterated better through writing.
Here is my question, I had an incident where I received protected oral sex from a "worker" and also during this she was fingering my anus. I don't think the condom broke and I don't think she had any cuts or openings on her fingers, but I may have had some tearing in my anus. Is this cause for major concern, or is it okay for me to let this go.
Once again thank you so much.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Your question title states, "The 'CDC was rude, anal fingering . . . . " Gosh, I didn't know that was one of the services they even offered.
OK, kidding aside, sure, I'll be happy to answer your question. Oral sex carries a very low risk for HIV transmission, and "protected" oral sex brings that risk to essentially zero. The anal finger play is not considered a risk for HIV transmission. However, those anal tears sound a bit painful. Anal fissures are quite common and very treatable. See your doctor if this has been a problem for you or if symptoms of discomfort persist.
As for the CDC's inadequate, inappropriate, and rude response, well . . . let's hope that counselor is now standing in an unemployment line where he/she belongs!
Continue to play safe and you'll stay well.
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