Feb 10, 2014
I was visiting a strip club last week . one of the stripper who was drunk totally sucked my thumb finger hard while ding lap dance and spitted on my hand . I was having a cut near my nails which was started healing at that time . even though there was no blood there , there were slight pain. I am now worried about any infection . please help me .
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi There is no risk of HIV transmission for the sucking on your finger. HIV is not able to transmit through saliva. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of needles. Casual contact, sharing utensils, drinking after someone, etc are not way for HIV transmission to occur. If you go to this link HIV101 it will take you to our page that talks about the ways in which HIV is and is not transmitted.
You are HIV free from this exposure.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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