[Question #146] Worried/anexity over fingering

37 months ago
I received a massage from someone I don't really trust but don't know her status. She gave me a handjob and I fingered her briefly while she did that. That was it, nothing else. I don't recall having any cuts on my fingers and if I did they would have been minor and healing. I haven't felt that great for a week or two since I saw her. Mild nausea and soft stool. I have burning sensations in my arms and legs at night and can't sleep. No fever no rash. Should i be concerned about transmission of hiv ? Could someone get hiv from an incident I described?
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
37 months ago
Welcome back to the forum. However, this is your second question about an obviously low risk exposure. Here is all you need to know about HIV prevention: Do not have unprotected vaginal or anal sex with new or unknown partners; and do not share drug injection equipment with anyone else. That's all. There are no other contacts with other persons that carry any risk of HIV. That includes hand-genital contact, fingering, or any other sexual exposures other than intercourse.

As for your symptoms, they are not typical for a new HIV infection. However, they are consistent with the physical manifestaions of anxiety.

So no worries, no need for testing.

I hope this has helped. Best wishes and stay safe--   HHH, MD


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H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
37 months ago
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37 months ago
Thank you Doctor. I appreciate your response