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Offline preocupado2

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Finger cut in tip and fingering
« on: May 11, 2014, 03:56:22 PM »
Hello. I am from Spain and I am really worried because 2 weeks ago I fingered, deeply, a Sex Masseuse for a couple of minutes. I wouldīt be worried except that when I arrived home, 2 hours later, I found I had a 5 mm cut (a bit wider than a paper cut that started form the nail) because it hurt a little bit when I touched my pillow (it was like a paper cut , but a bit wider). When I saw it I got really scared. I thought HIV could have been transmitted into my bloodstream.
When I saw it, the cut was not bleeding. I donīt remember when I had it, if it was the day before or 3 hours before the fingering. It was deep enough to see like the red layer of the skin. I poured some medical alcohol 96 degrees to try to proof if it was free enough to let the virus in. When I poured it it didnīt hurt / sting. It thought to me it was already healing, but I am not sure. 2 days later scab began to form (at the moment of exposure it wasnīt yet formed). Now, 2 weeks later itīs completely regenerated (you canīt  notice I had a cut). Have I had a risky exposure to HIV? Do you think I should get tested?

4 days after exposure I began with a mild sore throat and afterwards I had some coughing for 3, 4 days. I have been very stressed since the incident and a bit anxious. On day 13 I started with some nausea that remains until today. Not vomiting, bus a bit nausea that comes and goes during the days. ŋCould it be the onset of HIV symptoms? I am very stressed and anxious. I donīt know how much I can stand living in this situation.
Thank you very much for your help.

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Re: Finger cut in tip and fingering
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 04:27:00 PM »
We get this particular question quite often and the answer is very simple ... fingering is not a risk for HIV . HIV is sexually transpired from unprotected anal and vaginal sex so if you use condoms for these two things correctly and consistently you will avoid HIV .

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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Re: Finger cut in tip and fingering
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2014, 03:35:19 AM »
Even if the skin was split and you could see a reddish layer ? And that the following day a scrab began to form? Thank you again..

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Re: Finger cut in tip and fingering
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2014, 03:41:04 AM »
Even if the skin was split and you could see a reddish layer ? And that the following day a scrab began to form? Thank you again..
Even if. As Jeff already advised you, you never had an exposure.

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Re: Finger cut in tip and fingering
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2014, 06:23:04 AM »
I am getting a bit worried because I began 3 days ago (day 13 after possible exposure) with nausea that has not stopped yet. (Today is day 16 after possible exposure). No vomiting and no fever but it is strange that has happened 2 weeks after , the average time ok Ars symptoms onset . Are gastroenteritis symptoms indicators of ARs symptoms? Thanks again and sorry but I feel ambit anxious..

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Re: Finger cut in tip and fingering
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2014, 06:34:20 AM »
I am getting a bit worried because I began 3 days ago (day 13 after possible exposure) with nausea that has not stopped yet. (Today is day 16 after possible exposure). No vomiting and no fever but it is strange that has happened 2 weeks after , the average time ok Ars symptoms onset . Are gastroenteritis symptoms indicators of ARs symptoms? Thanks again and sorry but I feel ambit anxious..
See your doctor if you are concerned with your symptoms, they have nothing to do with HIV.

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Re: Finger cut in tip and fingering
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2014, 07:59:19 AM »
Its very simple really . You can not get HIV from fingering, hang nail or not . No one has ever been infected with HIV in that manner and you will not be the first .   

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Re: Finger cut in tip and fingering
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2014, 12:56:19 PM »
Hello again. Hello Ann, Jeff, Andy and Rod,
And excuse me but itīs being a bit hard to believe, although you have already tell me a couple of times that my risk of getting Hiv from this situation is absolutely zero.
I have read a lot these past days. And I am worried because of 2 things.

1. As experts, you say that the fluids in the vagina that can carry HIV are near the cervix area. I remember fingering the masseuse with my larger fingers, indeed my larger finger (3 inches) is the one I had the cut, and it was in the finger tip, and I tried to get as deep as possible. It was only for 20-30 seconds, but I did. The rest of the time, like about 2 minutes, the fingering was outside the vagina, clitoris area. That is why I think I may have touched those cervical fluids you refer to.


2. My cut. The cut was, as I explained, like a paper cut, but a bit deeper and wider. It was at the end of the middle finger, in the finger tip, below the end of the nail (not hang nail, not beside the nail, by below it - where E.T. had the red light in his finger). The cut was like 5 mm. in length, 1.5 mm. wide and 1-1.5 mm. deep. I donīt really know how old it was but I believe it was between 3 hours - 1day old. It was quite fresh because you could see like a reddish layer, although it was easy to realize I did not needed stitches. When I saw it (3 hours after the exposure) I poured some 96 degrees alcohol (medical alcohol), but did not stinged when I poured it. It stinged a bit when I touched any object. I suppose the cut affected some nerves.
What worries me is that the scab started to form 2 days later, and it lasted for 7 days. It was not a reddish scab, it was more like a black one, the sort of scab you get beside the nails. It was not the superficial scab you get when you get a scratch, for example.

And that is why I am still a bit worried, thinking my cut could have been a deep cut in order to let the hiv virus into my bloodstream (I have read white cells come to the cut when you have a fairly new one), and that maybe the cut was opened during the fingering and may had bleed (I never saw the cut bleeding, but maybe it did).

I have read it is a negligible risk, but I need some reassurance, because I am still anxious for the possible risk.

Thanks again.

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Re: Finger cut in tip and fingering
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2014, 01:31:12 PM »
YOU DID NOT HAVE A RISK FOR HIV ... no one has ever been infected from fingering even if you have the long fingers and get way down in there its not a risk so give it up .

If you cant accept this then go test and you will see that you did not and could not get HIV from fingering with a hang nail .

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Re: Finger cut in tip and fingering
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2014, 04:45:50 AM »
Hello again.
Maybe it's a problem of English not being my mother tongue language but it was not a hangnail, it was a 5mm split cut on my finger tip. Could that make a difference?

One hiv recognized expert in my country says that an open cut may be a small risk for hiv contagion when fingering a vagina. He refers to an open cut as an actively bleeding one. That has scared me a little bit because I didn't notices but maybe during the act of fingering the cut opened a little bit and let some blood out.

Please, Ann Andy or Jeff, tell me something about these two last concerns I have.
Thank you with all my heart .

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Re: Finger cut in tip and fingering
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2014, 05:38:04 AM »
pre,

YOU HAVE NOT HAD A RISK FOR HIV INFECTION.

Unless you cut the tip of your finger completely off before you fingered someone with it, you weren't at risk. Even if you DID cut the tip of your finger completely off before you fingered someone with it, you'd be highly unlikely to become infected this way.

If you cannot bring yourself to believe us that HIV IS NOT TRANSMITTED THROUGH FINGERING, go test at the appropriate time and collect your negative result. As a sexually active adult you should be testing at least once a year anyway.


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