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A 22-year-old female asked:

Can you get hiv from fingering a vagina and you have a open cut but not bleeding on your finger?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Possible: Depends on whether the vaginal fluid has HIV and how well the cut has healed. Usually the wound is considered well healed after 6 weeks absent any complication such as wound infection.
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