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controversy about fingering
Feb 15, 2012

Doctor I particularly read your forum and I have just observed that Dr Wohl claims that fingering isn't that good way to contract HIV even with wound. Can you tell me if you agree? How can a wound lead to infection. Even a small cut of 2 mm can lead to infection if in contact with vaginal fluid? Thanks for your answer.

Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman

Hello there- I agree with Dr. Wohl on this. Contrary to popular belief, HIV is a relatively hard virus to get. There needs to be a significant amount of HIV+ body fluid passing from one person's body directly/immediately into another person's body. A small wound on a finger in contact with some vaginal fluid does not pose a significant risk. Take care,

LHW



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