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Can Someone Catch HIV From Fisting

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Risk of catching HCV from fisting

As an active (insertive) partner in gay anal fisting, i want to understand the risks of catching HCV if I do not use gloves.There seems to be risk from anecdotal evidence. If the passive partner is HCV +ve, and there is trauma (80% of the time...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Anytime there is blood involved there is some risk of HCV transmission. However using gloves is obviously going to reduce that risk. I have not seen any cases transmitted this way, but cuts on your hand will clearly increase your risk as well as... Read more »

Fistful of Dollars or a Fistful of Fear

In November 2012 I received a hand job and sucked the breast of a massage gal. I am not sure if I... Read more »

HIV from "fist bump"

Hello. Yesterday I was asked by a homeless man to buy him some food. I bought him some food, and... Read more »
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Can you catch hiv from this encounter

Posted by kris, 2 Replies
I have a friend who is hiv positive he has been so for ten years but I just found out recently. I have some anxiety about germs in general so I dont shake hands. I always give people fist bumps. But I am growing concerned becasue I gave him a Fist... Read more »

Worried about HIV from fist fight and braces

Posted by worriedboy4321
Hi,
Last year on march a bunch of gangsters or hooligans attacked me and a few friends.
One of them punched me at the side of my face.My braces gave me a cut inside my mouth,at the cheek area.The cut was quite deep and it extended to the corner of my... Read more »

veterans vs. newbies...let the fists fly.....

Posted by Lovinlife, 2 Replies
I have been reading a lot of posts back and forth where the veterans bash the newbies and then somebody tries to throw in a neutral post to the effect that the veterans really have all the info.
But--here's a thought--HIV has changed quite a bit... Read more »

Fisting

Posted by micmax
I recently had my first fisting experience. I was the insertive partner. I had a lot to drink and was not thinking as clearly as I should have been, and quite stupidly I did not use a glove, the reason being that I initially felt there was not a... Read more »