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Can you get HIV from fingering without cuts on the finger?

Can you get HIV from fingering without cuts on the finger?

HIV risk?: No. Hiv is not caught through skin to skin contact. There is zero risk here, even if there are 'cuts' on the finger's skin. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Hiv (Definition)

Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


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Can you get HIV from wiping a toilet seat with a cut on my finger. I had to wipe a toilet seat. My skin briefly touched the seat.

Can you get HIV from wiping a toilet seat with a cut on my finger. I had to wipe a toilet seat. My skin briefly touched the seat.

HIV is hard to get: Nope. Not in any way. This common paranoia is just that. Hiv does not live outside of the human on inanimate objects. ...Read more

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How common is it to get HIV from a non bleeding cut on your finger that contacts vaginal fluid?

How common is it to get HIV from a non bleeding cut on your finger that contacts vaginal fluid?

Can happen: The risk of contracting the aids virus from a needlestick with a contaminated needle is 3 in 1000. The risk that you ask about likely would be in that range for a single exposure. If the exposure time was prolonged or repeated, then the risk would be proportionately higher. If you have been exposed, you should see your doctor for serologic testing and follow-up. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv from being fingered by a guy that had a cut on his hand?

Can you get hiv from being fingered by a guy that had a cut on his hand?

No: If he's doing this rather than attending to the cut, it's stopped bleeding and does not present a danger. The microbes are sealed by the fibrin covering. Congratulations on finding someone special -- love wisely and well, and I'm glad you're safety-conscious. ...Read more

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I had a small cut on my finger & touched a glass with my teacher's blood on it. (it was part of biology class, we learned about blood) can I get hiv?

I had a small cut on my finger & touched a glass with my teacher's blood on it. (it was part of biology class, we learned about blood) can I get hiv?

Inform school/family: Even if you are 18 and of legal age. Inform parents/teacher/doctors all or some you are. The exact scenario you describe is not well described but the literature on needle sticks tell us that HIV risk is about 3/1000 incidents. A important factor is whether HIV exists prior to this and thus for an exposure testing of all subjects is recommended. School, public health departments have guidelines. ...Read more

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I wore long sports pants. A guy touched my bottom and anus area. Not sure if he has cuts on fingers. Do I get HIV if I wear that pants for the whole day?

I wore long sports pants. A guy touched my bottom and anus area. Not sure if he has cuts on fingers. Do I get HIV if I wear that pants for the whole day?

No: No, but the concern here is that you have so much concern. Sometimes people get preoccupied about their health and worry that they will catch diseases that it interferes with their lives. Of course one has to be thoughtful and concerned about unprotected sexual contact. But when that concern spills over into these other areas it can be very helpful to speak with a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv/aids if you finger a girl and your finger is cut?

HIV: This is possible, but unusual. The vaginal secretions contain virus and the virus can enter through breaks in the skin, but this would be a rare means of transmission. In medical settings it actually takes penetration of a needle through the skin into tissues for accidental transmission, although there has been a case in which a surgery got splashed in the eye with infected body fluids ; got hiv. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV if sperm leaks through jeans and comes in contact with a cut on your finger?

Here are some...: A fresh cut with bleeding is like needling through whole thickness of skin where hiv viruses gain access into body leading to hiv infection as what happened to some surgeons; so does a cut for the finger with hiv-contaminated semen. So, seek pro-evaluation & counseling timely. ...Read more

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How easy would it be to get HIV from contact of vaginal fluids with a finger that looks like a little small 2mm cut on the corner of a finger nail?

How easy would it be to get HIV from contact of vaginal fluids with a finger that looks like a little small 2mm cut on the corner of a finger nail?

Possible not likely: While the possibility for transmission of disease exists it is likely to be relatively low. However only serologic testing can provide the definitive answer. ...Read more

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Can hiv/hcv transmit if small bleeding cut on me? I work at restraunt&often get cuts on fingers. Scared co worker's blood got on my small cut?

Can hiv/hcv transmit if small bleeding cut on me? I work at restraunt&often get cuts on fingers. Scared co worker's blood got on my small cut?

Can wear gloves: If worried, one can wear protective gloves, such as the latex or non-latex examination gloves that we doctors use. In real life, restaurant workers are not catching HIV or HCV at work from doing their regular duties, so one does not need to worry. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV if someone fingers you with a fresh scab (five hour old cut) on his finger just on the outside of your vagina for a few seconds?

Can you get HIV if someone fingers you with a fresh scab (five hour old cut) on his finger just on the outside of your vagina for a few seconds?

Extremely unlikely: There's a lot of fear and anxiety regarding HIV. From what you describe, I would describe this activity as extremely low risk. First of all, your partner would have to be HIV positive, second they would have to be untreated, third there was no active bleeding, and finally this did not seem like a contact of real concern. It's always good to talk to your partner (s) before sex and your doc can help2 ...Read more

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

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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. ...Read more

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Had sex with a girl, unknown HIV statuts, did not finger her, touched condom, noticed littlet finger cut next morning? Should I get tested? Am I at ri

Had sex with a girl, unknown HIV statuts, did not finger her, touched condom, noticed littlet finger cut next morning? Should I get tested? Am I at ri

No risk: No. There is zero risk here. One does not get HIV from touching anything, even with 'a cut' in the skin. You have no risk and no need to test. However, you are going to worry. So, after three months you can go get an HIV test to ease your mind. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from a finger entered (fingering) into the vagina if the person has a old cut on their finger about 2weeks old. Finger wasn't bleeding?

Not risky: By this time, the wound will be re-epithelialized. The risk is zero. Even if the cut was fibrin-sealed (i.e., a fresh scab as after an hour), the risk would still be minimal. ...Read more

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Can someone get HIV from getting blood on there finger and under the nail no cuts? Contact was from touching sumones hand who already had blood

Can someone get HIV from getting blood on there finger and under the nail no cuts? Contact was from touching sumones hand who already had blood

No, but...: You're shaking hands with somebody with blood on their hand and you get a fleck of blood under your nail? And you're asking about HIV infection? Whatever really happened, if you have a realistic fear of having contracted HIV (and a fear in this situation is not realistic), get with your personal physician for the blood work. I know that SOMETHING happened and you're scared. Be brave. Get tested. ...Read more

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Can 1 day old paper cut slice on finger get infected with hiv or hcv if exposed to small amount of blood?

Can 1 day old paper cut slice on finger get infected with hiv or hcv if exposed to small amount of blood?

Very unlikely: If the person whose blood you came in contact with, does not have HIV or Hep C, there is no risk. Even the person has infection with one or both of these, the risk is minimal. To be sure get a HIV and Hep C nucleic acid tests in 6 months.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get HIV from a dry finger?

Is it possible to get HIV from a dry finger?

Unclear question: If you mean insertion of a dry finger in the vagina; while possible, it is not likely to transmit hiv, as long as there were no sores on the finger. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hiv, can I get it just by putting my finger in virgin?

Can you tell me about hiv, can I get it just by putting my finger in virgin?

No: This is the 21st century and you're an adult. You owe it to yourself to find a credible source about how HIV is really transmitted in the real world. Just as it is wrong to engage in unsafe practices, so it's a disservice to yourself and others to torment yourself wondering whether something safe has infected you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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A guy fingered me he had a old cut on his finger was I possibly exposed to hiv?

A guy fingered me he had a old cut on his finger was I possibly exposed to hiv?

No: Fibrin's sealing the cut. If he's not bleeding, the risk is zero. If he's got a hangnail bleeding trivially, this is also an unrealistic concern. ...Read more

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I gave a therapeutic massage to someone with hiv, I noticed a small cut on my finger after I was done. The person had no open wounds. Shld I worry?

I gave a therapeutic massage to someone with hiv, I noticed a small cut on my finger after I was done. The person had no open wounds. Shld I worry?

No: If you did not contact blood or opim (other potentially infectious material), then contact with a chronic disease carrier (hiv, hepatitis, etc.) should not be a problem. Ideally you washed your hands with soap & water when noticed for basic hygiene reasons, but no increased transmission risk. ...Read more

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A cashier at the store had a cut on her finger and got a drop of blood on my finger. I do not have any visible breaks in my skin. Hiv risk?

Unlikely: Even if the cashier has HIV, I don't see how it can be transmitted to you in the manner described. Chances are that she did not even have HIV at all ...Read more

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Can HIV get to your bloodstream threw finger poke from thumbtack? I poked my finger and a couple secounds later a few drops of blood came out!

Kinda, but: I've never heard of a thumb tack with hiv, so would not worry too much. Even a solid needle (like suture needle) can potentially have the virus on surface, but that goes into person. Tack doesn't and then sits around (in bulletin board) for long time. Many more things in life to worry about. Wash hands with soap and water. ...Read more

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I was waxing in a spa and I bleeded and the person who was waxing me touched the blood with his fingers without gloves, do I get hiv if he has hiv?

I was waxing in a spa and I bleeded and the person who was waxing me touched the blood with his fingers without gloves, do I get hiv if he has hiv?

If you are not: HIV positive then your blood will not carry the virus. Blood that does not carry the virus can not transmit the virus. It is transmitted through body fluids - in this case the fluids in question are your own. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more