Recently I was at a gay health club and engaged in some mutual masturbation, including fingering the man's anus. my hands did not have any open cuts, etc, except for a very small cut that was scabbed over on my knuckle. The scab was still intact after the incident. After the incident I quickly washed my hands. I am now worried about contacting syphilis due to the fingering, is there any real risk of getting syphilis on my fingers and hands?
Syphilis is rarely if ever transmitted by hand-genital contact, fingering, etc. Given the cut on your finger, I cannot say the risk was zero -- but it was awfully close to it. Without penile-vaginal, -anal, or (rarely) -oral penetration, you can assume no risk and no need for testing.
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