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fingering incident

Question: 

can fingring someone with hiv get you infected if you have a cut on your finger?

Answer: 

Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the HIV risk associated with fingering someone using a finger that has a cut. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be Negligible Risk (there are no evidence or no documented cases of transmission).

The scenario mentioned above typically does not meet the three components of the Transmission Equation because HIV-containing fluids would not have direct access to your bloodstream (1). Superficial cuts on the finger do not provide adequate access to the bloodstream. This scenario is assessed as negligible risk for HIV acquisition only because there is a theoretical possibility that if the cut is large and very fresh, transmission of HIV could occur.

Recommendation: There are no evidence or no documented cases of transmission. Refer to a physician for more personalized answers.

Regards,

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Marie