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Fingered....do i need to test for Hiv?

Question: 

very worried.
I was fingered by a woman of unknown status.
She used saliva and possibly vaginal fluid.
Do i need to test????
Please help

Answer: 

Greetings,

Rest assured, fingering is a negligible risk for HIV transmission. What this means is that although there is body fluid present there have been no known cases of HIV transmitted in this way. Saliva does not house HIV, it actually breaks down the virus, as well, HIV dies once exposed to oxygen (as with the vaginal fluid on the hands).

I would not recommend testing for this situation. Hope this helps to clarify! All the best,

Katie