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Semen in contact with hangnail
Oct 16, 2006

I am a 37 yr old woman and was recently with a 37 yr old male who is HIV positive. His CD4 is 800+ and viral load undetectable. We have not had intercourse or anything that would be considered unsafe sex, however, I am worried that some semen may have come in contact with a hangnail. I had some semen on my hand(not in contact with hangnail), however we had used some sort of astroglide gel which made my hangnail sting. I am afraid that while washing my hands some semen may have entered the hangnail. What risk do I have, or how concerned should I be?

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Your HIV risk is nonexistent. Consequently your level of concern should be nonexistent as well.

Isn't Astroglide wonderful stuff to slip slide your way to Nirvana?

Stay safe. Stay slippery. Stay well.

Dr. Bob



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