Anonymous
I have a habit of biting nails and this leads to having small cuts on my fingers sometimes. Recently i fingered a massage therapist at a massage parlor while she was giving me a handjob. I am not sure but i think before that probably in the morning or 4 hours before the exposure i might have been biting my nails. The incident happened in the evening after 19hrs. So incase i had some cuts what would my risk of acquiring hiv be? though after everything i checked my finger and there was no sign of sores or any bleeding. i did not feel any pain. now just in case i had but i did not see them. the fingering was for less than a minute and she was dry. i do not think i went deep but just in case. What is my risk even though i did not see any blood on my finger? what is the difference between superficial cut and active bleeding cut? can a tiny sore from nail biting pose a risk for HIV and other STD transmission. What is my risk from the handjob. She only used some oil and did not touch her virgina. please help am suffering from stress and anxiety.  please please please help because this is disturbing my work and school. I will not do it again please. Do i need to go for an HIV test from this exposure? Some two Doctors told me its not a risk and there was no need for PEP but i want your expert advise please
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helpline-volunteer
Hi there,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you are asking about HIV transmission after fingering someone while possibly having some small cuts on your fingers.

From the information given, this scenario is determined to be of No Risk (Transmission of HIV is not possible in the given scenario)

Transmission is considered to be of No Risk for the following reasons:

From the information you have given us, there was no evidence of bleeding after the activity had taken place. According to our HIV Transmission Equation, the component addressing fluids is not met and therefore this situation is considered to be of No Risk.

Please refer to our HIV Transmission Equation below for more information:

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Recommendation: No need for HIV test with the scenario provided, refer to a healthcare professional for other health related questions.

Thank you,
AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Shawn

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