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Wart on finger- risk?

Question: 

I fingered a lady of unknown status.
No visible cuts on my fingers, however I noticed the beginnings of a tiny wart on one them.
Am I at risk?
Do I need to test?
Thankyou

Answer: 

Hello,

Fingering is considered a negligible risk, which means that while there is theoretically the possibility for exchange of bodily fluids, there has never been a reported case of HIV being transmitted in this way. Having a wart on your finger does not increase this risk at all.

This means you are not at risk of HIV transmission from this encounter and you do not require testing for HIV.

In health, Erin