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Can You Get Hiv From Fingering With A Scab On Your Finger

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Handjob with a 3 day old scab on your finger

Am I at risk? I gave a handjob to a hiv status unknown male and some of his semen came into contract with a 3 day old scab I had. Am I at risk? ...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello thereAn old scab would actually provide a great barrier to any HIV infected fluid entering your body. Thus there is no risk with the situation you describe above. Take careDR W... Read more »

Finger cut fingering vagina

Hello. I am from Spain and I am really worried because 2 weeks ago I fingered, deeply, a Sex... Read more »

When to call a scab a scab ???

I have been going through some of your answers on HIV transmission through cuts where you have said... Read more »
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Fingering with cuts on fingers

Posted by Homer, 1 Reply
Hello,
Thanks for the time and effort you have been putting in to enlighten others.

I had a concern. I recently had an encounter with a HIV positive girl. As we did not have any condoms we decide to not to have penetrative sex. We did oral and I... Read more »

hiv from fingering a woman?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
earlier before i fingered a woman (around 8hrs earlier i would say) i had scratch (that was bleeding)above my knuckle. it was not bleeding nor did it look like it was bleeding at the time when i was fingering the women. the next day the "scratch" is... Read more »

fingering-four day old cut on my finger

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was fingering a lady and had four day old cut on my finger. What was the risk for HIV?

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Fingering - Pre-cum, heused same hand to finger me

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I recently got fingered by a guy who was jackijng off a bit before with the same hand. I am trying to assess the risk of the situation. Isn't this the same as unprotected anal sex, in a way, because pre-cum that got on his finger easily could have... Read more »