|HIV Related Question
Jan 17, 2012
I had put my index finger where there was a fresh cut (Non Bleeding and 1 hour old) inside of a panty of a woman and immediately put my finger out which was used in the same day and put under her clothes. Then I went to bath for few moments. When I came back & checked that panty there was absolutely dried vaginal secretion. When I put my index finger inside that panty there was no wet or moist sensation over the cut or anywhere my finger and I also could not found any type of wet vaginal secretion on or into my cut. Is there any risk of HIV transmission? I dont know when that panty was kept. It may be 30 minutes before I put my finger or may be more than 5 hours. I had gone through a mail which tells that after exposure to HIV it will take 1-3 weeks to show its initial reactions. No later. After 4-5 weeks of rubbing that vaginal secretion I have sore throat, mild fever, and rash in my skin and the season was also changing, and after 7 weeks I have diarrhea ( Iwas taking Azithromycin for sore throat) and also oral thrush. . These signs are very common in every illness. These things also happened one year ago. Do I need a hiv test? I had also completed Anti Rabies vaccine in that period. Please help me. An M.D. General Physician told me these are not related to ARS.
| Response from Mr. Cordova
You do not need to be tested for this incident in particular. Nothing you described was a risk for HIV. Once HIV leaves the body it begins to die. Dried vaginal secretions would not be a risk for HIV. However, I do recommend bi-annual HIV tests for any sexually active person. If it has been more than six months since your last HIV test, it wouldn't hurt to go in for one.
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