Anonymous
Hi,

I had rubbed a females clitoris with lubericant for around 30 seconds to a minute with my finger last night.

No penetration was done with the finger.

I have a small cut from a couple of days ago on my finger, its not large and it wasnt actively bleeding. I did however just push again the cut hard and a little bit of blood came out.

Am i at risk for hiv?

Should i get tested?
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thanks for contacting AIDS Vancouver for HIV/AIDS-related information.

Based on your situation, I would not recommend testing because you did not place yourself at great risk for HIV.

Let me explain why: For HIV transmission to occur, body fluids (blood, semen, anal/vaginal fluids), plus a high risk activity (unprotected anal/vaginal intercourse, needle sharing), plus direct access to your bloodstream (i.e. through the vagina, urethra in the penis, other mucosal membranes, needle sharing) equals a risk of HIV transmission.

So, rubbing a clitoris is not considered a high risk activity because vaginal fluid cannot enter your bloodstream this way. The small cut on your finger does not provide sufficient access to your bloodstream. You would need fresh, open bleeding wounds on your finger for there to be an entryway. Even though you were able to squeeze your cut back open, a 2 day old cut has already healed to the point where bacteria and viruses could not enter. So you did not place yourself at great risk.

I trust I have answered your question; however, if you have more, please don't hesitate to ask.

Best,

Maggie

AIDS Vancouver Volunteer
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