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Is Getting Fingered Safe

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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 no actual penetration) and then shortly after that (under 1 minute) brushed her finger on my bottom lip. I was just wondering what was the risk in...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Worried & Anxious,Thank you for your question.Based on what you told me, your risk of infection would be very low. Inorder to become infected, her vaginal secretions would have to directly enteryour bloodstream (assuming she was infected in the... 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 »

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... Read more »
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Getting Pierced or Tatooed Safely

The photo that runs with this column is almost three years old. I always thought that picture had a gee-whizzy, high school yearbook quality, which makes me look angelic or saintly. I'm neither. I'm actually kinda eclectic and kinky. Now I ask you,... 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

India: Games Village Gets Condom Refill

A ready supply of condoms helped make safe sex an important, if unofficial, event among the 7,000 athletes participating in the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, which were scheduled to end Thursday evening. India's National AIDS Control Organization... Read more »
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ANAL FINGERING

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I HAVE WENT TO A PALOR AND GOT A HAND JOB WELL THIS WAS DONT THE LADY PUT HER FINGER IN MY BUT HOLE IF SHE HAD A CUT WHAT ARE MY RISK SOMEONE PLEASE HELP I AM VERY SCARED 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 - 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 »

I tried to be safe!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hey everyone,

Recently I hooked up with a guy I've known for several years and am really infatuated with. Problem is, he currently has a girlfriend, and I felt extremely guilty that he was cheating on her with me (though he told me that was *his*... Read more »