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Can anyone judge my risk?
      #186306 - 04/13/06 08:20 PM

I have never had sex before, and i am very careful about any sexual contact. but one day i very gently fingered a woman. i noticed later that i had a paper cut. it was thin but if u pulled it u could see some redness and some very light blood (im not sure if this is what is reffered to by an open wound, i heard its dangerous unless there is a scab, but paper cuts dont scab do they?). no blood was coming out of it. again the fingering was gentle and i didnt stick it in deep, but the woman was very wet. This woman insists she is a virgin, but of course i cant be 100% sure. She is asian american and immigrated from china ( i have heard this is high risk) . I later experianced a rash that look like claw marks or something, it went away after a few days. what is really worrying me is a small bump behind my ear which i think is a lypmh node. It is hard for me to get tested because i have no car, and i live far from the nearest testing center. But i am worried sick and i cannot think of anything else but my risk. what should i do? do u think i have put myself in a lot of danger?

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Re: Can anyone judge my risk? new
      #186310 - 04/13/06 08:39 PM

There is no risk from fingering.
I'm a klutz and always finding random scratches and papercuts on myself!
Put this incident out of your mind!

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Re: Can anyone judge my risk? new
      #186357 - 04/14/06 04:00 AM

You do not get HIV from fingering regardless whether you have cuts on your hand or not. OVer 25 years of this pandemic, there has not been one single documented case of this occuring.

The greates risks to infection are unprotected vaginal/anal sex and sharing needles.

You did not get infected from what you describe. However, if a negative test will ease your anxiety there are test available at They are FDA approved and can be ordered over the internet. No need for a car.


Red like love, as a symbol of passion and tolerance towards those affected

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Re: Can anyone judge my risk? new
      #186744 - 04/17/06 01:48 PM


regards from india

No are just fine!


Take Care

God Bless you

Stay Well

Love Ravi

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