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fingered a girl and had a dried cut on finger

Nov 29, 2001

I recently met a girl at a college party later on in the night I ended up fingering her after the encounter I realized I had a cut near my knuckle that was dried up and anywhere from 50-75 percent healed could I have possibly contracted hiv from this. Thanks

Response from Mr. Kull

Any time you have sexual contact with an infected person, transmission of HIV is possible. Please understand that "possible" does not translate into "likely".

Sexual transmission of HIV is known to be spread through the following three ways:

1) Anal sex, receptive or insertive

2) Vaginal sex, receptive or insertive

3) Oral sex, receptive fellatio or insertive cunnulingus (transmission to the person whose mouth is on the genitals)

If your sexual behavior does not fall into any of the above categories, then it is EXTREMELY unlikely that you will become infected through sexual contact. As you can see, there is no specific evidence that HIV is transmitted through inserting ones fingers into a partner's vagina. Many people have superficial cuts on their hands and fingers, but there still is no evidence that this has contributed to HIV transmission.

Please see the response to "What are the risks of fingering someone?" (


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