|Can anything create HIV?
Jun 8, 2006
Hi I know this may be a weird and odd question and I was going to originally ask Dr Francsico but he is away so hopefully you guys can help. Anyway I was just wondering is it possible to self infect yourself if you don't have HIV? The reason why I am asking is because I am very anxious and keep getting paranoid and scared of HIV e.g. a few months ago I thought I got HIV because I had a wet dream while I was asleep and moved around and when I woke up some of the sperm was around my anus (and maybe gone in etc). This is when I thought it was possible that I had HIV becuase my sperm reacted with my faeces or something in my faeces and made HIV hence I became infected. I was just wondering is HIV only past on through transmission of fluids with an HIV positive person or can you really create it (e.g. like I have mentioned about my wet dream etc) when a bodily fluid such as sperm reacts with something e.g. something in your faeces etc. I know this is a weird question but I think an answer would really help. PS I read about this somewhere but i forgot where (it might have been the CDC) but it said that they did an expermient about how long HIV was able to infect which they found out was about 3 days after drying but this was becuase they used HIV in concentrations which are far higher then what you would natuarlly get. I was just wondering how did they "make" such a high concentration of HIV? Did they extract it from a HIV positive person and then grow it or did they create it somehow?
| Response from Dr. Young
We don't usually answer this type of question on this forum, but to this I've got to respond.
HIV infection comes from contact from an HIV+ person's body fluid to the mucous membranes (oral, vaginal, rectal) of an HIV- person.
If you don't have HIV, you can not infect yourself. BY
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