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Fresh bleeding , skin damage and HIV transmission

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I whent to massage parlour for a hand job can you catch HIV from this way . When I was given the hand job I had a condom on but when I finshed she removed the condom and gave me a quick hand job 10 seconds I notice after that she had torn the end of her finger nail of and it was sore I don't think the end of her finger touch the end of my penis . the end of my penis was sore is there chance of infection

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replied July 15th, 2010
HIV and AIDS Answer A14280
Hi and welcome to the forum! I am glad that I can help you.

You want to know whether you might be at risk of being infected with HIV.

HIV (human immune deficiency virus) affects the T-helper lymphocytes. Due to this the immune system weakens and becomes prone to frequent infections of which certain ones can be opportunistic. The virus is transmitted by direct contact of blood with bodily fluids like blood, semen, pre-ejaculate, vaginal fluid and breast milk.

Given the data that you described, you suspect that you might be at risk of being infected with HIV. If the lady had fresh bleeding on her fingers and if you experienced any skin damage that was bleeding recently, there might be a chance of passing HIV. However, to be completely sure, have diagnostic tests for diagnosis of possible HIV infection 12 weeks or more after the suspicious event, because the human body needs 2-12 weeks to develop detectable antibodies against this virus.

Please keep in mind that I provide medical information only. I am not able to diagnose medical conditions online. Please contact your doctor for further advice and information about diagnosis of possible HIV infection.

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