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Can I get HIV infection by using the same hands for masturbation with which I fingered the vagina?

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Published At July 27, 2022
Reviewed AtOctober 17, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I had protective sex with a girl, but I am afraid. Since that day, I have been very anxious. Now, after around two weeks, I have swollen lymph nodes. I am not sure, but it looks slightly bigger on my neck and armpit. My right armpit was always a little bigger, but it is warm, mildly painful, and looking bigger now. But after two days, I think the armpit is improving with no pain. I am afraid because I fingered her vagina and some blood came on my hand. I cleaned it a little bit, and it was a dry kind. Then I masturbated with the same hand. I am not sure if she fingered her and then masturbated at me. If in case she has HIV infection, will I also be infected with HIV? Since I have symptoms like pain and swelling, I am afraid and anxious. There are no other symptoms.

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern. By your history and description, it is stress and anxiety-related symptoms. So better to get an HIV test after two weeks. Once you see the negative report, you will be alright, and no need to worry about HIV infection.

I hope I have solved your query. I will be happy to help you further. I wish you good health.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar
Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

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