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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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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I finger into a whore's vagina,then I wash my finger with water. 15 minutes later, I take away my acnes by the finger and bleeding acne. Can I get HIV

I finger into a whore's vagina,then I wash my finger with water. 15 minutes later, I take away my acnes by the finger and bleeding acne. Can I get HIV

Man up!: The risk of infection here is zero. I am concerned that you've got acne that may be bleeding at age 28. This is a very serious personal and professional liability. Start using topical benzoyl peroxide and call your physician about adding something that will clear you. You owe it to yourself to start taking better care of your body -- this will be the key to some much more satisfying loving. ...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 from fingering a vagina and you have a open cut but not bleeding on your finger?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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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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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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My lips is lined so it is mucous membrane ? No cut, sore, painful, bleeding. I can smile as normal. I used to kiss vaginal fluid. Any change hiv?

My lips is lined so it is mucous membrane ? No cut, sore, painful, bleeding. I can smile as normal. I used to kiss vaginal fluid. Any change hiv?

Not sure of question: Your mouth, nose and eyes are mucous membranes and HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases can pass through these areas. You don't mention if your partner is HIV positive, if so get tested right away. If unknown, please use protective measures if you must engage in sexual activity and be especially careful about oral to genital contact. ...Read more

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Can you get aids or HIV if vaginal fluid or semen touches your finger and your finger has scab wounds?

Can you get aids or HIV if vaginal fluid or semen touches your finger and your finger has scab wounds?

Depends: If the vaginal fluid or semen contains HIV and you have open wound there is a risk of getting hiv. If your wound are not open, there is less than minimal risk. If the vagianl fluid or semen does not have hiv, there is no risk. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from vaginal fluids on fingers then into mouth? Once air hits it is it dead? Is it normal to have ars related symptoms @ 4 months?

Can you get HIV from vaginal fluids on fingers then into mouth?  Once air hits it is it dead? Is it normal to have ars related symptoms @ 4 months?

NO Risk: No. One does not get HIV by touching anything, including semen, blood, urine, vaginal fluids. The skin of the fingers are a complete barrier to infection. One does not get HIV by putting this into their mouths. In previous questions you have already been taught that your symptoms do not in any way represent AIDS or ARS. ...Read more

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If my finger touch vaginal fluid (outside her virginal), and I use that finger wear condom, touch penis for sexual intercourse any change HIV risk? ( if she positive hiv; my finger, penis is no cut)

If my finger touch vaginal fluid (outside her virginal), and I use that finger wear condom, touch penis for sexual intercourse any change HIV risk? ( if she positive hiv;  my finger, penis is no cut)

Get tested: Any skin contact with fluids from an HIV positive person is risky even id you don't have a break in your skin (though blood is riskiest). Hiv can pass through mucous membranes. Get tested and always use barrier protection. ...Read more

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My finger touch vaginal fluid (outside virginal) and after i used my finger to wear condom and touch my penis. After sexual intercourse (finger and penis is no cut, just normal skin), any change hiv?

My finger touch vaginal fluid (outside virginal) and after i used my finger to wear condom and touch my penis. After sexual intercourse (finger and penis is no cut, just normal skin), any change hiv?

Low probability: Males pass to females more easily than the other way around via sperm in the vagina after long periods of intercourse, this type of minimal contact is very unlikely to spread hiv. Check out the rates of female to male transmission with unprotected intercourse. It is generally vigorous, repeat exposure that allows virus into the bloodstream. Does the person have hiv? Get tested if concerned. ...Read more

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What are the chances of hiv transmission if help someone w/ a bleeding finger put bandaid on?Lets say the person helping had bleeding cuts as well.

What are the chances of hiv transmission if help someone w/ a bleeding finger put bandaid on?Lets say the person helping had bleeding cuts as well.

Possible but low: There are a lot of unknown factors here. However unless one intentional rubs the bleeding finger against the other person's blood, the risk is likely very low but not zero. ...Read more

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Months ago, I Helped someone put a bandaid on a bleeding finger. Not sure if blood touched my hand or if i had any cuts. Could hiv be trasmitted like ?

Very unlikely: Even if the person has HIV the risk is very low that you got it. If the person is HIV negative, there is no risk.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Nurse had healing cuts on fingers.Drew my blood w/o gloves.Top concern is her grabbing tissue, putting it on my bleeding.Should ask her to test 4 hiv?

Nurse had healing cuts on fingers.Drew my blood w/o gloves.Top concern is her grabbing tissue, putting it on my bleeding.Should ask her to test 4 hiv?

No: This is not an issue of tissue. Transmission of HIV in this fashion would be close to impossible (i always say that nothing is impossible). Stay away from unprotected sex, needle sharing, tissue transplantation and you will not get HIV disease. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Hired domestic helper for a month,later came to know that she was hiv+.once she cut her finger & I only put bandaid after it stopped bleeding.plz help?

Unlikely to be probl: Unless you have direct blood to blood contact (even then the risk is not high with a hand contact), you can't get HIV transmitted in this manner. ...Read more

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Yesterday at the hair salon my stylist who is HIV+ cut her finger while using scissors. She continued rubbing my scalp which was also bleeding. Risk?

Yesterday at the hair salon my stylist who is HIV+ cut her finger while using scissors. She continued rubbing my scalp which was also bleeding. Risk?

Really???: If you know for sure your stylist has HIV, AND that she is not on effective treatment, AND that her finger continued to bleed, AND that despite the bleeding she did not cover the wound and continued to massage your scalp, AND if you really had fresh, bleeding cuts of the scalp, then there might be a small risk. But nobody in the world has ever caught HIV in this manner; you won't be the first. ...Read more

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I usually have gums bleeding during wash my teeth. I kiss vaginal fluid on my mouth but during accident i don't have gums bleeding. Any change hiv?

I usually have gums bleeding during wash my teeth. I kiss vaginal fluid on my mouth but during accident i don't have gums bleeding. Any change hiv?

Possibly: Please consult your physician & dentist. Your dentist must treat the bleeding gums while your physician can test you for hiv. Take care.. ...Read more

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I was disconnected during private consult. Is it ever possible for hiv to transmit after it has been on public surface? For ex. You touch fluid without noticing then with that finger touch the inside of your vaginal eyes or nose?

Almost certainly, no: http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/policies/law/risk.html provides an informative reference for HIV transmission rates. To put your situation in perspective, a woman having unprotected vaginal sex with an HIV positive male one time will have about a 0.1% (1/1000) chance of developing HIV from the encounter. Risk from "throwing body fluids" including semen is considered too low to measure. ...Read more

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Can you get HIV from insertion of a finger into a vagina?

Can you get HIV from insertion of a finger into a vagina?

No risk, no worry: In theory it could happen, if the finger had a fresh cut and the woman had HIV. But there has never been a reported case of HIV known to have been transmitted by vaginal or anal fingering, even though there must have been millions (or billions?) of such exposures, including millions that included nicks or cuts on the fingers. The risk is zero for all practical purposes. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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I have a cut on my finger it didnt burn when cleaned with alcohol so do you think it penetrated the skin to bleed it doesn't hurt at all risk for hiv?

I have a cut on my finger it didnt burn when cleaned with alcohol so do you think it penetrated the skin to bleed it doesn't hurt at all risk for hiv?

If you have HIV...: If you have HIV in your body, and you have a superficial cut that doesn't have any bleeding, nor any stinging sensation when cleaned with alcohol, that cut is very very unlikely to transmit your HIV to another person (but keeping a Bandaid on it a couple of days is fine to do, so you'll worry less). If you don't have HIV, where is the fresh HIV virus located, that might be a risk factor? ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Alan Patterson
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