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sperm and HIV

Nov 7, 2011

My job used to be in HIV prevention (prior to 2009) and at that time I taught that semen transmitted HIV but not the sperm itself. I also know you can successufly use sperm washing for insemination. Just today I saw that in 2009 there was a study that said sperm actually can carry HIV, not just semen. Is this junk science or is it the truth?

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there:

You are correct. HIV is transmitted in the seminal fluid NOT the actual sperm. Sounds like a bunch of HOGWASH to me!

In health, Richard

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