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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Safer Injection Guidelines That Can Reduce Health Risks Including Getting Infected With HIV or Hep

It is safest to use a new, sterile syringe and equipment (including cotton, filters, caps, spoons, cookers and alcohol swabs) every time you inject. You can get new syringes in exchange for used ones at needle exchange programs or you can purchase them without a prescription in some pharmacies in some states such as California. Needle exchanges and other harm reduction programs can sometimes also provide you with cotton, alcohol swabs, sterile...
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Risk of getting HIV from Rapid finger prick Test. Worried!

Hello! I recently tested negative on a rapid HIV test. WAY LONG out of the window period! So Woo- Hoo! Silly me has gotten the funny idea in my head that I could possibly contract HIV from the rapid finger prick test that was given to me.I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Probably OCD Lady,First off, I'd drop the "probably." Your fears of contracting HIV from a rapid HIV test are irrational. A detailed explanation is not warranted. Suffice it to say that lancets and pricking devices used for... Read more »

Risk of getting fingered by a guy

A boyfriend of mine came over to my house and somehow managed to get a small cut on his finger from my gate. I didnt notice this till after he had "fingered" me, I cant remember for sure if that was even the finger he used, but the idea...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. As long as the guy did not have any noticeable semen or blood on his hands, realistically speaking, you were at low risk of infection for HIV. It is extremely important that you do not convince yourself that you have... Read more »

Whats the risk of getting HIV from being fingered and rimmed

Im sorry for asking this question whick im sure you have answered.Im a gay male and I was rimmed and fingered by a guy. He was naked and played with himself off and on.Im not sure if he got spem on the finger that he used.But if he did can you tell...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hi thereIn my opinion, rimming is not near the top of the list of actions that can transmit HIV. Saliva just does not transmit the virus and the mouth is not a hospitable place for HIV. Even a small amount of blood doesn't increase the risk... Read more »

Can a exposed finger prick cause HIV infection?

Good Evening,I got a HIV test by getting a blood sample taken by a finger prick from a lancet, the test turned out Negative. Approximately 11 hours after the test I had sex with a woman and applied some saliva from my mouth to my fingers, one of...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,If I understand you correctly, your finger had closed up well before the time you put your finger inside the vagina of the woman you had sex with. You know this because you pressed on it.Hope this helps,Erik... Read more »
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Infected? Come on Finger?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hey. Just wondering if i am at high risk for HIV infection. I was with a guy who is in the military and tested HIV neg 3 months ago (they test quarterly). After he came on my stomach he then inserted two fingers in my ass. He had been doing this... Read more »

Any known cases of infection from fingering ?

Posted by WorryHell, 2 Replies
Can anyone tell me if there is any cases of HIV infection from fingering with/without cut on the fingers ?
Yes. I have been stupid of doing so.
Yes. i am scared and worry about my risk and waiting to be tested next week. Appreciate a helpful advise... Read more »

Fingering & HIV infection(Via Nose)

Posted by chrisenquist, 3 Replies
Hi,
1. Can a person(let's say subject A-male) get infected by accidently inserting vaginal fluids(from an infected person, let's say subject B) into nose?

Assuming, subject A did fingering activity on subject B who works at a night club, but after... Read more »

Fingering vs. Penis Shaft

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have a question that is perplexing me....

I have read that there is little to no risk of contracting HIV from fingering an infected female.

Let's say a male has intercourse with a female with a condom on...the condom does covers all but the last 1/2... Read more »