fingering and masturbate

Question

Dear Dr. I want to make donation to your organisation. Please send me the address. I have a questioned . I went to sex worker on 19th Jan & I have done 1 stupid thing & I am very worried for this next month I have a marriage dont know what to do . Please help. the questioned is . We had not any sex only she masturbate me only . I had only done fingering in her vagina . After finished when I washed my hand I have noticed small cut near my nail & I was fingering her with the same finger . The vagina was dry . I am worried for hiv. Can hiv transmission can be done by this . I didnt see she touched her vagina but she masturbate me mighty be she had some vaginal fluid in her hand when she touched my penis but she took lubricant from the bottle . Plz reply to my question I am very woeried or scared ...

Answer

Hi There has never been a known case of HIV transmission by fingering or any other sort of hand-genital contact. A cut risks HIV only if large, deep, and actively bleeding. You also cannot get HIV through masturbating,either by yourself or with a partner. HIV transmission can only occur when there is a direct and prolonged exposure to body fluids, semen, vaginal fluid, blood or mother to child through breast feeding. This most commonly occurs through unprotected vaginal or anal sex and sharing of needles. Casual contact, sharing utensils, drinking after someone, etc are not way for HIV transmission to occur. If you go to this link HIV101 it will take you to our page that talks about the ways in which HIV is and is not transmitted.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon