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if me and another girl performed frottage but i had on underwear and she didnt and her vaginal fluids got thru my underwear can i contract hiv this way im a lesbian and theres not much on the web about this and also if i fingered her and i didnt have cuts on my hand but she begin to bleed a little would be infected this way as well thanks in advance for your advice>
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you have some questions about the possibility of HIV transmitting during some activities. We're happy to answer your questions for you.

We assume by "frottage" you mean that this involved rubbing your vagina against her vagina. You mention you had your underwear on, but for the sake of the risks involved we'll assume you did not. Even if you weren't wearing your underwear, vulva-to-vulva rubbing is considered a negligible risk activity, meaning that while transmissions are theoretically possible, they have never been documented to have actually occurred.

Fingering, on the other hand, is considered a no risk activity, even if she began to bleed slightly. No risk means HIV does not transmit this way.

We encourage you to check out our [risk assessment page](http://helpline.aidsvancouver.org/question/risk-assessment-chart) to see the risks associated with these, and many other common activities. We also encourage you to check out one of our favourite resources at [CATIE](http://www.catie.ca/en/basics) for some basic information on HIV.

Thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your questions, we hope they've been answered fully.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

helpline.aidsvancouver.org
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