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PARANOID/ FINGERING/ 2ND REQUEST
May 30, 2014

Hi, I'm probably overacting based on info on site but still feeling paranoid and need an expert to tell me my risk from fingering a prostitute's anus with no obvious cuts on my finger and no blood from her anus. please help with an answer

Response from Ms. Southall

HI There has never been a known case of HIV transmission by fingering or any other sort of hand-genital contact. A cut risks HIV only if large, deep, and actively bleeding. 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.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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