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Fingering Risks

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Anal Fingering Risk

Hello. I was recently in a 3some. One guy stuck his (bare) finger deep into the anus of another guy. He then stuck that very same finger into my anus. Can I contract HIV this way? I am almost sure there was lube on his finger and, as well, not any...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello there-HIV cannot be transmitted via finger from one anus to the next (and so on down the line). HIV can however be transmitted via precum as you suspected. The risk depends on where and how that precum interacted with your body. In most cases... Read more »

Penetrating her vagina with fingers - any risk of HIV?

Hello, is it possible to get HIV from a possibly HIV positive girl which I was fingering and... Read more »

fingering risk - donation guaranteed

hi dr bobgreat work you do.my story goes on like this .i went to a csw and i touched exterior of... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York: Report Finds Alarming STD Rate in Finger Lakes Region

A new Excellus BlueCross BlueShield report shows the Finger Lakes region's chlamydia rate exceeds the state's average, as does the area's rate of gonorrhea among teens. The region -- composed of Monroe, Livingston, Wayne, Ontario, Yates, and Seneca... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South Africa: Finger-Pointing as State Runs Out of AIDS Drugs

Basic stocks of an essential HIV/AIDS drug are running dangerously low at health care facilities in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, and North West, putting patients at risk for drug resistance, the Southern African HIV Clinicians Society is warning. The... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Getting Real About Barebacking

For about three years now there's been a lot of shrill posturing and finger-wagging about barebacking, the trendy, '90s designation for unprotected anal intercourse between gay men. Glossy, superficial gay magazines, wretchedly produced TV news... Read more »
San Francisco General Hospital

What to Tell Your Patients About Safer Sex and Condom Use

Without a thorough risk assessment, many people at risk for HIV infection will go unrecognized by healthcare providers (1 ). The process of assessing a particular individual's risk of becoming infected with the human immunodeficiency virus gives... Read more »
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Fingering a Risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had a lap dance in a strip club recently. During the dance I briefly touched the dancer's vaginal area and came into contact with fluid (don't think blood was there) on one finger. Ten minutes later, while driving home, I put the finger in my... Read more »

Finger Sucking--HIV Risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Please help me. I am a married male and recently visited with a woman in a hotel bar. I later discovered that she was a hooker looking for work. During our conversation she took my finger and placed it in her mouth.. sucking on it for about 5-10... Read more »

Female Fingered with Semen: What's My Risk?

Posted by anxious123, 1 Reply
Thanks so much for providing this forum.

I'm worried about an encounter I had 17 days ago with a male of unknown HIV status. I gave him an unprotected blowjob with ejaculation, which I know is an activity that carries some, albeit low, risk.

However... 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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