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vaginal fluid with cut on penis

I was recently engaged in mutual mastubation with someone I now know to be hiv pos. She was using her vaginal fluid as a lubricant for the handjob she was giving me, i was also fingering her vagina, though not deep into her. Afterward while i was showering i noticed that my finger had a cut on it, about 1 cm by 3mm. There was also a cut/abrasion just at the bottom of my circumcised penis head, it was about a square cm an the skin was broken, i believe it happend from hand friction. If her vaginal fluid got into either on of those cuts would i be at risk? How much fluid would be needed to infect this way? Thanks for your help.

Could you help me to explain this situation?

Hi everyone!
I have a question about vagina fluid.I used my hand to finger a girl's vagina and got vagina fluid on it,my hand had no cut or sore at that time.After 5 minutes it went dry and i wiped it by paper.However i used my hand touch on the wound not bleeding.I'm sure that everything was dry.I'm just concerned about the hiv still on my hand.Could it possible to infect Hiv when fluid was dry on my hand?

Anal Fingering question

Hi! I recently went on a trip to Italy, met a great guy through friends - we had several dates. Even though we fooled around, we played it very safe, only making out and mutual masturbation. On two nights he fingered me anally, which was great. On the second night he did it I noticed he had red marks on his finger. I thought it was blood and freaked out. It wasn;t bleeding and he explained he has very sensitive skin, so his hands get rough and chapped. I wasnt' bleeding, but am now worried about possible HIV exposure. He told me was tested last year and was negative, and we had a long conversation about sex-safey.

human bite

does human bite, on another 's body is a risk ,if the skin tears with very little drop of blood.

Do Test Results outside the Window Period always overrule the symptoms?

Dear Friends at Aids Vancouver,

I had a brief experience with an escort, we fooled around for a while (no kissing & no sex) and she performed oral sex on me for about 20 minutes, I had used a condom while receiving oral sex. I tested at 14 weeks and 24 weeks from a hospital and a pathological lab respectively (both the labs were accredited by the national accreditation board). I keep experencing symptoms like itches, ulcers on tongue and gastric problems. Based on your vast data, resources and experience am I conclusively negative from this episode.

Regards,
Rajesh

Cut on my finger

Hey,

You guys are absolutely amazing and i love how supportive you guys are. I was hoping you could answer my slightly weird question as stupid as it may sound.

So i went to this party last night and got hammered. I barely remember a thing. I woke up this morning and saw that i had cut on my finger. Let me not blow it out of proportion, it was a very superficial cut but there was blood visible. I have vague recollections of a girl biting me and then also breaking a bottle at some point of time. To be honest i really don't have a clue. I also remember inserting my finger in to a girl's vagina during the course of the night.

My questions are as follows:
1) Is a superficial cut with top layer of skin missing enough to give bodily fluids (i.e. vaginal fluids or blood) access to the blood stream and does it pose a threat of infection?
2) In case the cut was caused by a bite then can that be a risk of infection where blood from the other person's mouth entered my body through this superficial cut?
3) How deep does a cut have to be to be considered an entry point for HIV?

Fingering with blood on the finger

I would really appreciate it if you guys could answer ths question as its been keeping me awake at night for the past 2 days.

I recently had a casual encounter with a guy i met at a bar in the restroom. He began fingering me in the ass and i felt something wet on his finger. When i asked him what it was he checked and it turned out to be blood. I checked his hands and there weren't any cuts on his fingers. It turned out that there was some blood in the restroom and he accidentally touched some of it. The blood looked quite fresh. Is it possible for me to get infected with HIV if the blood on his finger was infected blood????

Risk Diff

Hi there,

Love your website as it is very informational.

I noticed it has changed recently and you have added colour codes for risk.

Obviously when having no risk no need for testing

High risk always test and I also understand that sexually active people should routine test

Reading some of the Q&A I notice negligible risk. Can you explain that in a little more detail and I notice that any negligible risks do not have no need for testing. Is that also true?

Look forward to your answer and again great job Helpline!

SharedRazor 6c

Ok now I am really confused. Earlier the box was purple and negligible. Now it is green and no risk. My thoughts moving forward then is as follows:

The act of sharing razors, cuts and immediately after poses negligible risk meaning it has a theoretical risk but never a documented case and that it is not risky enough for requiring an HIV test. Would my summary be correct?

Below are all the previous answers

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Sharing A Razor6b
Thursday, November 28th
No Risk
Question:
David see below. Did not see this answer earlier from Yoskisho. So your answer to me was it is up to me too be tested and Yoshiko said no need

It obviously is always up to me but I am looking for your professional opinion. So based on this negligible risk from questions "Shared Razor 1-6" and bring I am totally confused as to whether I should or should not be tested in the opinion of you guys. I trust and appreciate it is merely an opinion and final decision is mine but may I get your opinion on whether this negligible risk of sharing razor warrants testing?

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Sharing A Razor 3
Wednesday, November 27th
Negligible
Question:
Ok I read and understood the answer to sharing a razor 1. Last line it says, "In sum, there is no need to get tested for the incident of concern. Does this simply mean, from the sharing the razor incident alone, there is no need for me to get tested if my only concern was the razor?

Thanks

Answer:
Hello again,

Yes, because sharing razor is a negligible risk, there is no need for you to be tested if this is the only activity of your concern.
Here at AIDS Vancouver, we encourage all sexually active people to incorporate STI test as a routine check-up, regardless of practising safer sex or not. It may be every 3-4 months, bi-annually or annually, depending on one's lifestyle. Just to let you know that HIV is one of many sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Answer:
Hello,

Based on the situation you have described, which poses a negligible risk for HIV transmission, there is no need for you to receive testing for HIV.

In health,
Erin

Sharing a Razor6b

David see below. Did not see this answer earlier from Yoskisho. So your answer to me was it is up to me too be tested and Yoshiko said no need

It obviously is always up to me but I am looking for your professional opinion. So based on this negligible risk from questions "Shared Razor 1-6" and bring I am totally confused as to whether I should or should not be tested in the opinion of you guys. I trust and appreciate it is merely an opinion and final decision is mine but may I get your opinion on whether this negligible risk of sharing razor warrants testing?

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Sharing A Razor 3
Wednesday, November 27th
Negligible
Question:
Ok I read and understood the answer to sharing a razor 1. Last line it says, "In sum, there is no need to get tested for the incident of concern. Does this simply mean, from the sharing the razor incident alone, there is no need for me to get tested if my only concern was the razor?

Thanks

Answer:
Hello again,

Yes, because sharing razor is a negligible risk, there is no need for you to be tested if this is the only activity of your concern.
Here at AIDS Vancouver, we encourage all sexually active people to incorporate STI test as a routine check-up, regardless of practising safer sex or not. It may be every 3-4 months, bi-annually or annually, depending on one's lifestyle. Just to let you know that HIV is one of many sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

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