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

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Hi doctor, ive been surfing you forum like a maniac for the last week searching for some reassurance, ive been on a trip to thailand and have slept with three girls, thhe first one was a CSW of unknown status, we had protected vaginal sex and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Oral sex, particularly insertive oral sex, carries only a very low risk for HIV transmission.A tiny scabbed scratch on your "fingering finger" would not be an HIV risk. Likewise for the slight peeling lips.So should you worry? No, I don't believe... Read more »

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

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...during one of these activities someone else's blood might enter your own bloodstream (which, incidentally, cannot happen if a scab or a sore spot on your skin brushes against a surface that looks as if it has dried blood on it): unprotected... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...Latex gloves are easy to find in drugstores and medical supply stores. They may be used to cover the hand when inserting the fingers or fist in the vagina or rectum. They may also be used by people who have open cuts in the hands or chronic skin... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions (I)

...documented cases of anyone becoming infected with HIV specifically through this activity. If there are fresh, open cuts on the fingers, there would be some possibility of infection. However, since most of the time people don't have fresh open... Read more »
The Well Project

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Fingering question

Posted by mechfab, 4 Replies
...Hello, Well here is my story. I am a married man that met a woman friend and inserted my fingers inside her vagina for a bout 10 mins., Now I checked my hand and there was no sores or cuts, scabs. This Happened May 5th. She Read more »

hiv from fingering a woman?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...while i was fingering her would it be possible for hiv to enter through the scratch? or is it only possible for deep wounds on fingers? Read more »

FINGER with DEEP CUT, PLEASE HELP PEOPLE<

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...PEOPLE, I have been STRESSING out BIGTIME over the last month over a possible exposure in January (3rd to be exact). I cut my finger with glass the night before this incident and it resulted in a very deep cut. The cut stopped bleeding the... Read more »

fingering ?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...last night i was with another guy. We only deep kissed , he gave me a blowjob with a condom on, and fingered me. The only thing worrying me is the fingering. i know they say its low risk unless he was bleeding. I dont remember seeing Read more »