Anonymous
I had sex with prostitutes in two days back and i did fingering also just some seconds. In the next morning while bathing i noticed a wound in my finger. I think it was append from her dress. Through this any chance is there for AIDS and when I can do HIV test. Please help me on this
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Anonymous
Hello, and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

It seems like you have some concerns regarding the likelihood of acquiring HIV from the described scenario.

For HIV transmission to be possible there needs to be a body fluid, an activity such as unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse and a direct access for HIV to enter the bloodstream. The sexual act of fingering is distinguished as a No Risk activity as there is no direct route for HIV to enter the bloodstream. Furthermore, it seems like you are concerned about the wound you had on your finger. When it comes to HIV transmission in order for a cut on the finger to provide a direct access to the bloodstream, the cut would have to be bad enough to pursue medical attention immediately. Thus, a small cut on the finger would not heighten your risk of acquiring HIV in the situation that you have described.

Below I have attached a copy of an HIV Transmission Equation chart which goes into further detail on the necessary factors that are required for HIV Transmission to be possible.

HIV TRANSMISSION EQUATION


BODY FLUID
+
ACTIVITY
+
DIRECT ACCESS TO BLOODSTREAM
---------- -------- ----------------------------
• blood (including menstrual) • unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse • vagina
• semen • sharing needles • anus
• pre-cum • mother to child (in specific cases) • urethra in the penis
• rectal secretions • open cuts and sores (in theory)
• vaginal fluids • other mucosal membranes
• breast milk • points of needle injection

For more information, you can visit [HIV and AIDS Basics](http://www.catie.ca/en/basics/hiv-and-aids#what).

Regards,

Chris, Volunteer
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