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Regarding masturbation/semen amount
May 7, 2001

I have tested positive and been on Combivir and Viramune since Nov '00. Lately I habe noticed that with masturbation there is barely any semen coming out. I do experience the muscular release however (I forget which is actually "ejaculation"). Is this a common experience?. Thank you.

Response from Dr. Bartlett

Decreased ejaculate is not a symptom that is commonly reported. Some patients may complain of interference with sexual function such as erections, and it may occur for multiple reasons. Be sure to stay well hydrated, and you may to ask your health care provider to do a prostate exam during your next visit.


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