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cut finger - need 2 know chances of getting hiv

I had little cut on finger which was not bleeding but i could see it was wet from white blood or something else may be blood platelets (but not bleeding) these were shining there, means it was not totally healed as i pressed, it bleed as well. That...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:12 weeks is long enough to get a conclusive test result for HIV, no matter how low or high the risk. I would not be too concerned. It sounds like the cut was in the process of healing which means that even though the cut was still visible,... 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-... Read more »

Risk from being fingered, testing need

A week ago, I received a sensual massage from a male. Right before he started, he informed me he... Read more »
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can you get HIV from fingering

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
do you get aids or HIV from fingering? Read more »

FINGER with DEEP CUT, PLEASE HELP PEOPLE<

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
HELLO 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 »

Getting tested next tuesday-need encouragement!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I'm gettng tested next week and I'm really scared- I have so many symtoms so much to the point where I wonder if I'm mentally convincing myself that they are there- My husband and I have 3 beautiful children and I keep thinking to myself- If... Read more »

Getting tested tomorrow but I need an opinion and thoughts for some peace of mind. Please comment.

Posted by xrayvison, 3 Replies
My concern may just be fear and anxiety but here is my concern. I am a 22 year old male and In the past I have slept around some but I usually always have used protection with random hookups or flings. But there are a few times I haven't, or when I... Read more »