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Author Topic: possible transmission from fingering?  (Read 786 times)

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Offline james69

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possible transmission from fingering?
« on: February 09, 2012, 09:26:13 AM »
i met an escort and noticed that she had a band-aid on her hand just below her thumb. She told me she had cut herself while cutting vegetables. i did not see any blood on her hand. she fingered me in the anus. is there a chance of blood trickling from her wound to her fingers and infecting me during the act?

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Re: possible transmission from fingering?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 09:58:01 AM »
No, fingering or being fingered is not a risk for HIV infection, even with a bandaged cut. Now had she cut the end of her finger OFF and instantly put the bleeding stump into you, there might be a risk - but it would take an event that extreme to be considered a risk.


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Re: possible transmission from fingering?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 12:26:14 PM »
You are worrying needlessly. Along with what JK has said, I will just add that the ONLY confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. That's it. Anything else is only "theoretically" a risk. But we know from experience and science that risk is about unprotected intercourse.

There's no cause for further concern on your part.

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Re: possible transmission from fingering?
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2012, 11:58:27 AM »
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Re: possible transmission from fingering?
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2012, 12:05:14 PM »
Mastermat,

I need you to stop posting in this forum. This is the second time in as many days that we've had to remove one of your posts from this forum. Post here again and you'll be given a Time Out.

If you read the Welcome Thread before posting like you're supposed to, you will have read the following posting guideline:

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