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Hello Doctor,
Recently out of madness , I visited the prostitute centre. I received protected oral sex(with condom) and just penetrated partially with condom in her vagina. Both these acts were with condom.
I didnot ejaculate inside her although I was wearing condom.

But i observed 2 minute scratches on my hand . These scratches may be from her nails though I am not sure about it.
Both the scratches are 1-2 mm wide (less than 0.1 cm wide) just like pores and there was no bleeding/visible blood coming out from these very small scratches. (only a slight tear of skin).
The new skin has also developed now.

My question is , Since I was tested NEGATIVE till now and after my last exposure which involved protected ORAL sex and protected penetration :
1. Do I need to go for P24 antigen and HIV I &II antibody test after 4 weeks ??
2. Does scratches from nails spread HIV in anyways (assuming they may contain body fluid ,although its just a assumption )??

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replied May 23rd, 2011
HIV and AIDS Answer A23331
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Skin scratches by nails, do not result in HIV infection.

There is no need for testing for HIV either. You are not at risk for HIV.


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