Can HIV virus be transfered by ejaculate without sperm cells?
Oct 29, 2003
Maybe strange question: Is there lower transmision risk if there are no sperm cells in ejaculat? (in case of infertility). I suppose there is free RNA ( similar as in blood plasma ).
Thank you very much for you answer.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Ejaculate contains many kinds of cells besides sperm, and yes, some of them can harbor HIV. Consequently, no, you cannot count on infertility decreasing HIV transmission risk.
You are very welcome!
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