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Anal fingering with a cut in finger

Question: 

Hello friends!
ha 3 weeks ago I had a sexual encounter where I used condoms all the time. What worried me was that I had inserted my finger into his anus and only then realized that there was a superficial cut (attached to the cap of a long neck bottle) without bleeding. I would like to know about the risk of contracting HIV.

I thank you for your attention!

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquiring HIV from fingering (inserting finger in anus). From the information given, this scenario is determined to be Negligible Risk There are no evidence or no documented cases of transmission. However, there is a theoretical possibility.

In order to contract HIV the following conditions must be met: There must be HIV present in a bodily fluid. The five bodily fluids that carry the HIV virus include: blood, semen (including pre-ejaculate), vaginal fluids, breast milk, and rectal secretions. The bodily fluid containing HIV must have direct access to the bloodstream. This can be through cuts, tears, rips, mucous membranes, open sores, or needles. Transmission occurs through a risky activity in which the first two conditions are met. For example: condom less sex, sharing needles, unsafe tattoos or piercings, vertical transmission–from mother to child (in utero, during delivery, breastfeeding).

The above scenario possess a negligible risk as there was an exchange of fluids. For you to acquire HIV the rectal secretions must have direct access to the bloodstream either through mucous membranes or visibly bleeding open cuts/sores. In your case however, there essentially was no active bleeding (from a superficial cut) and therefore no direct access to the blood stream was achieved.

Recommendation: There are no evidence or no documented cases of transmission refer to Physician for more personalized answers.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, (Vardah)