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Finger Wound Comes In Contact With Vaginal Fluid

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...person living with HIV. It is important to understand however, that finding a small amount of HIV in a body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an HIV-infected person can transmit HIV. These specific fluids must come in contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or be directly injected into the blood-stream...
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wound-to-wound contact

Hello Doctor,I am asking this question to you after I have searched all over the internet and here on this forum for many days. Please help me make this one of those QTND (Questions that never die). I will make a donation for supporting the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...We have entire chapters devoted to non-sexual HIV prevention and non-sexual HIV transmission. HIV is not contracted by casual contact. Your roommate will not be a risk to you as long as you're not having unsafe sex with him! OK?Thanks for your... Read more »

Fingering a female of HIV+ with small wound on hand

3 weeks ago I went for a massage and got a handjob from a lady there with a happen ending. at the same time I penestrated her vagina with my fingers(Index and middle) for 10 mins (not remember exactly). I have been surfing this forum concerning...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Relax Max. I can't evaluate your rub-and-tug gal, as there is no way to confirm her story or test results. If indeed she is telling the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, I would advise her to be retested because her... Read more »

Please advice.

Dear doctor, a few months ago, I visited a freelance prostitute. I did not engage in any virginal intercourse but I am very worried about my potiental exposure. I performed cunnilingus on her for about 1 minute or so only. I don't recall seeing any...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...nothing to worry about, right? Then again, if she was "virginal," she wouldn't be a prostitute, would she?So let's assume you got vaginal secretions, as opposed to virginal secretions, on your chewed digits. The general rule is that if your... Read more »

Recently divorced and want to be sure

Hi Dr.Frascino,I am recently divorced and I plan to be sexually active. This brought me to the website a few weeks ago and Ive been reading through your questions and answers. I love the way you make everyone feel at ease so I made an end of the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...sense. Cover significant cuts with a Band-Aid and avoid potentially infected bodily fluids from coming into contact with open wounds.As for your question about documented cases of HIV from fondling, masturbating or similar situations, no,... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...spread through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these body fluids: Sweat Tears Saliva (spit) The... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...mouth. If HIV-infected blood or sexual fluid gets inside your body, you can get infected. This can happen through an open sore or wound, during sexual activity, or if you share equipment to inject drugs. HIV can also be spread from a mother to... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Safer Sex Guidelines

...likely to be infected, although HIV might be able to enter the penis, especially if it has contact with HIV-infected blood or vaginal fluids for a long time or if it has any open sores. Some men think that they can't transmit HIV if they pull... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...there is no proof that it can prevent the transmission of HIV.) If you don't use a barrier, avoid getting precum, semen, or vaginal fluids in your mouth. Avoid vaginal oral sex during menstruation to prevent contact with blood. Bad oral hygiene... Read more »
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Posted by anxious92, 3 Replies
...was hiv+. what would be the risk if that sliver of blood i just described was someone else's hiv + blood, fresh and got on my wounds when they were open? 2. what if the wounds were open and they came into contact with a drop of blood a cm wide... Read more »

Am I infected - puncture wound on finger.

Posted by Firetech, 2 Replies
...girl masturbating me was crawling all over me. I fingered her vaginal opening which was drenched. I had a week old punture wound on the end of my finger. Scared as hell I will test postitive. What are the odds? Read more »

Cooking question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...little cut while cooking and he actually touches the food, or if blood gets into the food, or if he touches the food with the wounded finger, could I get infected after eating it? Thanks. Read more »

Help me please-Shane, Copper or anyone

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...After a possible exposure from vaginal secretions into a flesh wound, no direct contact. I touched the outside of a sex worker's vagina and I am afraid the flesh wound I got Read more »