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fingering and hiv transmission

Nov 26, 2008

hello! while i would define myself as a lesbian, about a year ago, I had an exchange with a man in instanbul, turkey. i was on my period at the time (with a tampon inserted) and he gave me a massage and rubbed my clit to orgasm. I touched his penis once or twice, but there was no pre-cum present. I was tested at one and three months (both negative), but I worry that as I was on my period, IF there was a cut on his finger, could hiv have been transmitted? Maybe this fear is irrational and out of guilt for my 'one night man' but please let me know the risks of fingering (particularly clitoral stimulation) and hiv transmission. Am I safe? Do I need to test again?

Response from Dr. Frascino


Your negative HIV test at the three-month mark following your "one night man" manhandling episode is definitive and conclusive. No additional HIV testing is warranted.

Be well.

Dr. Bob

Occupational exposure.

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