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HIV Infection Risk Getting Fingered

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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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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 »

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 »

HIV risk from fingering and penis pushed up against anus "Fingering and such"

Hi Dr. Glenn I've just done something that I feel almost sick about. I met a guy online and after talking for awhile he came over my house and aside from making out we also had oral sex and he fingered me. He also put the tip of his penis...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,No need to feel sick or worried. <b>It doesn't sound like you were at risk for HIV</b>. Fingering poses no risk whatsoever. Likewise, his penis never went inside you. Because he didn't go inside you... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

PLEASE HELP! what are the risk of me getting infected?

Posted by Timeless, 2 Replies
Im a guy and I dated this guy few months back. We had sex more than once, all we did was just oral sex and rubbing our bodies and penis together and french kissing, we never had anal sex, there was once he did ejaculate in my mouth and i swallowed... Read more »

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 »

Risk of HIV infection from nail salon?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi,

I've frequented the same nail salon from summer of 2002 until winter of 2005. It's somewhat clean, with the pedicure tubs being washed after each use, but they don't regularly sterilize the clippers or electrical buffer/filer cylinders after each... Read more »