|HIV transmission from dried "semen"
Aug 28, 2013
Dear Dr. Wohl,
I am Srithapan from Thailand. I have a friend who recently has been tested with HIV and on ARV for now and I share on the same room and bed with him. We do not have any sexual relationships or whatsoever. Recently, I happened to masturbate on the side of the bed where he sleep and clean myself up including my penis with facial tissue. I just however realized that I place the tissue in the area of the bed sheet where there some dried stains which I suspect coming from the semen of this friend though I am not very sure. He was however away from the country for the last 3 days prior to this event. If those stains are indeed his semen, is it still infectious after three days? I am a bit worried that HIV can be transmitted this way via his dried semen touching the tip of my penis. Thanks
| Response from Dr. Wohl
There is no risk of HIV transmission from touching dried semen.
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