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Fingering The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Are you aware of any case of infection with HIV due to vaginal fingering? What about if a person bites his fingernails and has a tendency to tear the skin around the cuticles Thanks for you help!...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. Fingering is considered low risk for HIV. I am not aware of any cases ofanyone becoming infected with HIV specifically through this activity. Ifthere are fresh open cuts on the fingers, there would be some... Read more »

mutual fingeringThe Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

Hi Rick, I have a question. When a woman fingers herself first and then puts her finger into my... Read more »

Getting HIV from someone's fingers?The Body: Rick Sowadsky M.S.P.H., C.D.S, Answers to Safe Sex Questions

I was recently involved in a situation where the female partnerI was with touched her vagina (with... Read more »
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Zinc Finger Gene Therapy Continues to Show Promise

For HIV-positive individuals on HAART with low CD4 T-cell counts (immune nonresponders), there are limited therapeutic options. CCR5 is one of the major co-receptors on CD4 cells which HIV uses to enter. Zinc finger nuclease (ZFN) technology... Read more »
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Finger + Semen + HIV+Positive + Symptoms

Posted by Helpmeoutplz, 1 Reply
About 3 weeks ago I engaged in what I believed to be safe sex.

Before this encounter I was tested negative. I'm a guy, and met another guy and we did some things. He fingered me a while, and was really rough back there(anus). He also dipped his... Read more »

fingering

Posted by 123scared, 2 Replies
4 weeks ago i had a fingering (vaginal) experience and in the last 10 days i have experienced a severe case of dry mouth that is worsening. No other symptoms to speak of but my girlfriend has also now developed headache and flu symptoms. I had... Read more »

fingering

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Is it possible to get infected by rubbing the anus or briefly touching the vaginal area if you have ecesema? with possible skin breaks ??


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rimming/fingering/anal bleeding!!!

Posted by davegraham1
I want to know the risks for certain sexual activities that were performed on me by a guy that is very sexualy active. I am aware this guy always performs safe sex but other ctivities are not protected.

He rimmied and fingered me for a fair bit of... Read more »