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Fingering and Hiv test

Question: 

Hi,
I made out with a girl some months back. During making out,there was fingering.The next day I noticed a small cut on the finger.I visited a doctor.She gave me Hepatites C and HIV test.

Well,do I need to go for the test?Is the action risky enough to get tested?

Thank you.

Answer: 

Hello and thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source of HIV/AIDS related information.

Making out is zero risk for the passing of HIV, and fingering is a negligible risk. Negligible means that even though there is a body fluid exchange, no one has ever acquired HIV from this activity alone (even with a small cut on their finger!) Hepatitis C is spread through blood to blood contact, which it doesn't sound like you experienced.

While I wouldn't recommend an HIV test based on this exposure alone, we always recommend a regular HIV testing to everyone who is sexually active. Based on the individual, this can be annually, biannually, or every few months.

Thank you for your question and please don’t hesitate to contact us in the future.

Best wishes,

Elyse