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door knob in a public bathroom touch tounge with finger

i used the bathroom and wash my hand with soap. i didnt used any paper towel to wipe my hand. I open the door knob with my wet hand. while i was walking back i had something on my tongue so i used two of my wet finger to remove it? so i rush to the...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello there-No there would be no risk for HIV in the situation you describe. For one, HIV cannot live on a doorknob for any length of time. Also, the mouth is a very inhospitable place for HIV as well. Take care,LHW... Read more »

cut on hand in public bathroom

I had a little tiny hangnail on my finger and cut it off. There was at that point a minute cut on... Read more »

Cleaning bathroom exposure

Dear Shannon, thank you in advance for your help very much. I work in a pub and two days ago while... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Missouri: University to Distribute Free Condoms in Campus Bathrooms

On Sept. 22, officials of the University of Missouri-Columbia announced the school would become the first in the Big 12 Conference to offer free condoms in residence hall bathrooms. The condoms will be placed in baskets with wallet-sized educational... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Testing Remains Important Amid Push for Expanded Treatment in Africa

"With a needle puncture on your finger and a drop of blood, the magic of modern science can give you a rapid HIV test in seconds, and so, knowing your status, you are better able to negotiate the rocky road of surviving HIV where timely detection is... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

African Americans Should Take More Responsibility in Fight Against HIV/AIDS, National Conference Speakers Say

African Americans should stop "pointing fingers and assigning blame" and take more responsibility in the fight against HIV/AIDS, speakers at the 2005 National Conference on African Americans and AIDS in Philadelphia said on Tuesday, the ... Read more »
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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 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 »

Blood on Finger, after Anal fingering?

Posted by Dlp33, 1 Reply
Okay sorry to sound crazy, but after only pretty much oral sex and me inserting fingers into the persons anus, after it was over, I went to the bathroom and noticed a bit of blood around my inserted finger, I washed it off asap but the blood had... Read more »

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 »