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Chances of HIV contraction on fingering the vagina - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, may I answer your
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXhere
User :   have a quick question
Doctor :   How may i help you?
Doctor :   Proceed
User :   is it possible that any STI / HIV is transferred by fingering a female
Doctor :   No
User :   the fingering happened for like 10 seconds
User :   and i do not think i had cuts
Doctor :   No issues unless you have any cracks or injury in the finger
User :   my concern is that i bite my nails.
Doctor :   No issues
Doctor :   Unless unprotected sex or oral sex is involved you are safe]
User :   so there were never any recorded cases that u know of
Doctor :   There is no blleding or wound Then you are safe
Doctor :   Yes #
Doctor :   And its not possible to spread via skin route
User :   about biting nails and fingers, if anything i would not have been doing that for at least 3-4 hours before the incident
User :   so in case i had any cracks, would they have healed by then?
Doctor :   Then its fien
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   There will be no cracks because of Nail biting
User :   not even if i like bite and peel the skin around the nails?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   No issues
Doctor :   unless there is an open wound
User :   thanks.. what about kissing and saliva?
Doctor :   That has got chances of spread5%
Doctor :   Oral secretions are infective
User :   i did an hiv a week after the incident and it came negative
User :   shoudl i go again?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Not required as if now
Doctor :   And one more thing antibodies for HIV will appear 1 month after infection
Doctor :   And in some cases after 3 months
User :   so what do u suggest?
User :   it has been 6 weeks now
Doctor :   Unless you are sure the person you had contact is infected
Doctor :   Need not repeat the test
User :   i strongly belief she is safe
Doctor :   And henceforth practise safe sex
Doctor :   And be loyal to your partner and also avoid multiple partners
User :   that was a one time off and i stopped it. this is why i am struggling
Doctor :   Ok dont worry
Doctor :   Get yourself tested if suffering from recurrant infection
Doctor :   And skin infections for long term
User :   i do not have any apperant infection
Doctor :   Like common cold/ oral candidiasis
Doctor :   Then it fine need not get tested
User :   what are the recurrent infections?
User :   i mean what i need to look for
Doctor :   Infections appearing on and off
Doctor :   Like common cold . fever for long time
Doctor :   And oral infections
User :   have not suffered any since the incident
Doctor :   You will not need testing unless above suggested symptoms appear
User :   and it has been 6 weeks now
Doctor :   You will not need testing unless above suggested symptoms appear
User :   so i guess it is safe and all OK?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   thank you.
Doctor :   Your welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consultimg me
Doctor :   Bye for now
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