|Another lesbian (Part II)
Sep 18, 2010
Hi Dr. Bob!
I hope you are enjoying your vacation!
Some help is needed here. Heres what happened. I fingered a woman of unknown HIV status. After that I felt that my finger is a big sore. Thats when I noticed a small cut obviously fresh, not healing yet, about 1 cm long, not deep, no blood. I am not sure when I got it, because before fingering I checked my hands and did not notice anything. Maybe it happened during fingering or maybe I missed it before. I dont know. I read the archives where you state that in cases like this (but not exactly like mine) the risk is low. So my questions are: how low is it? Can one compare this low risk to the low risk of giving or receiving oral sex? Do you think testing is warranted medically? Or do I worry too much about this?
Thank you again for your help! And warmest wishes from St. Petersburg, Russia.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
You think you cut your finger while fingering another woman? WOWZA!!! I thought those warnings about vaginas having teeth were just rumors! (kidding)
Yes, you are correct: The HIV-acquisition risk from the incident you describe would be extremely low. If you are concerned, you could get a single HIV test at the three-month mark. Statistically the odds are beyond astronomical that you did not contract HIV from this ladies night out!
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