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Author Topic: Fingering, bloody wound nail/finger. Am I infected?  (Read 399 times)

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Fingering, bloody wound nail/finger. Am I infected?
« on: October 17, 2014, 08:38:14 AM »
Yes, I know, there was a lot of talking about fingering and HIV, but I have to tell you my personal story, because I think that's somehow different.
One month ago, I spent some time with a SW, and we had protected sex.

I inserted my finger in her vagina, forgetting that I had a very bad cuticles problem. Similar with this picture , but worse, very fresh, inflamed, with fresh blood on the surface. Also, on the surface of the finger wound was a fluid (lymph fluid?)

She was very wet, and the finger was inserted for almost one minute on two.
Also, I am a psoriasis patient, and I think the level of CD4+ should be higher than on normal persons.

Two weeks and a half after this incident, I had a sore throat, ulcers in my mouth,  swollen lymph nodes, and a soft and strange muscle pain. But I can't really tell if is related with HIV acute syndrome.

 Yes, I read before that fingering is not a risk at all, even with open wound, but I am at a risk in this particular situation? I live in a country where a high number of SWs are HIV-positive, and the prevalence rate of general population is 1.46%.

Thank you for your reply!
« Last Edit: October 17, 2014, 08:40:09 AM by Jeff G »

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Re: Fingering, bloody wound nail/finger. Am I infected?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 08:46:34 AM »
Fingering is not a risk for HIV, even with bad cuticles . HIV is sexually transmitted from unprotected anal and vaginal sex so use condoms correctly and consistently and you will avoid HIV . The fluids a woman makes when excited come from glands near the opening of the vagina and are not infectious for HIV and this is why fingering is not a risk factor .
If present, HIV resides deep in the vagina in a mucosa near the cervix and you were no where near that while fingering . Also, the skin cells on your fingers are not the kind HIV can easily latch onto .

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI.Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific incident , anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!
 

 


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