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Probability Of Getting HIV From Rimming

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Whats the risk of getting HIV from being fingered and rimmed

Im sorry for asking this question whick im sure you have answered.Im a gay male and I was rimmed and fingered by a guy. He was naked and played with himself off and on.Im not sure if he got spem on the finger that he used.But if he did can you tell...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hi thereIn my opinion, rimming is not near the top of the list of actions that can transmit HIV. Saliva just does not transmit the virus and the mouth is not a hospitable place for HIV. Even a small amount of blood doesn't increase the risk... Read more »

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Dear Doctor Robert. First I really gotta say you are an angel! I admire your patience and... Read more »

rim or not to rim

Dear Gumba,Since there has never been a case of HIV being transmitted through being on the... Read more »
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Risk of Rimming

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello, all...Does anyone know of any cases of hiv transmission due to rimming? It seems to be the case that there are none. My exposure was being rimmed by a sex worker.. no other contact except a hand job....and I am worried...

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What is the probability that I have HIV?

Posted by absolute, 1 Reply
I am a hypochondriac. Hypochondriac means health anxiety or health worry. Now I am worried about HIV... So, one day I heard from friends about his auntie got infected with HIV. That time, all i know abut HIV is that its deadly, so i got curious. I... Read more »

probably just me worrying needlessly but

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i had unprotected sex a few times about a year ago with a few boys from my small suburban neighborhood. i didn't give it much thought until my mom started to read me an article about hiv/aids the other day. i suddenly freaked out intensely. i went... Read more »

Probably just another worry well....but support would ease my mind...

Posted by worried120, 1 Reply
So, I have been having all sorts of unusual problems lately and wanted another opinion so that I can sleep easier.

On june 3rd, I gave a guy unprotected oral and handjob, he came down my throat, not really in my mouth. He said he was negative, but... Read more »