Anonymous
i fingered a girl and forgot i had a blister on my finger
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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquiring HIV from fingering a woman while having a blister on your finger. 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 does not meet the three components of the transmission equation(1). It does not satisfy the equation because:

* For HIV transmission to occur, the 3 components of the transmission equation(1) must be met. There must be a bodily fluid containing HIV(ex: blood, vaginal fluids, breast milk, anal secretions, semen), direct access to the blood stream(ex: inside the vagina or anus, mucosal membranes), combined with a risky activity(ex: unprotected vaginal/anal intercourse, mother-to-child, sharing needles).

This scenario has been assessed as Negligible Risk. This means that while there is a *theoretical* possibility of an exchange of bodily fluids if the blister was big enough and popped while inserted in the vagina, there are no evidence or no documented cases of transmission this way. Even then, the vaginal fluids must already contain HIV for you to acquire HIV. There are a lot of "ifs" in this scenario that must be satisfied for transmission to occur, which leads to a negligible risk assessment. We have included some resources below and encourage you to check them out to learn more about HIV and HIV transmission.


Recommendation: There are no evidence or no documented cases of transmission refer to Physician for more personalised answers.

Regards,
AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Hilary






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