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Donor HIV+, sperm in freezer (no MD supervision), at risk?

My sperm donor recently tested positive for HIV. 5-9 months ago, he donated sperm which I kept in my freezer and used twice (with no resulting pregnancy). How high is my chance of infection and would PEP be recommended at this late in the game....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,I would assume (and certainly hope) the sperm donor was HIV tested prior to donating "5-9 months ago." If he only recently tested HIV positive, we can therefore assume he contracted the virus recently (sometime after he tested... Read more »

infected sperm

hi, i masturbate a lot and i am hiv positive. i wanna ask will semen infect other persons outside the body? i always masturbate into my underwear and then puts into thewash with other clothes of my friends. will they get aids?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Your friends will not get infected by washing their clothes with yours. First of all, people do not get infected by casual contact. This means that HIV is not transmitted outside of sexual contact (anal, vaginal, and oral sex) or direct contact... Read more »

non-dedtectable viral load, what is the possibility of infected sperm

I have a non-detectable viral load, what are the chances of my sperm being infected with hiv...
Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Response from Robert H. Remien, Ph.D.

Columbia University
I cannot give you a "percentage." What you need to understand is this: While a lower viral load can reduce the likelihood of transmission (if there is less virus available, it will be harder to transmit), risk is not eliminated. First... Read more »

sperm is like breast milk

"astronomically in your favor", "1 in 10,000", "negligible", and etc...These comments must also apply for all the infants who are orally ingesting HIV infected breast milk. I have not seen any threads on this subject,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Motu,No, sperm is not at all like breast milk!!! Infants ingesting breast milk from an HIV-positive mother and adults getting ejaculate or precum in their mouths from an HIV-positive partner are very different situations on many levels. And... Read more »
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Real Risk!!! Means... Infection!!! Don't be a...

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I would like this not to be true but... it is, This people may have lied to the docs... But they were in fact positive, long time before the antibodies response. What I'm trying is to make you people understand that somebody is playing with our... Read more »

Infection from minimum risk....

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm wondering if any of the visitors of this board have been infected with HIV after a one time exposure, or while using a condom. Everyone says the chance from a one time encounter is like 1 in 500, and with a condom is basically non existant. If... Read more »

high risk not infected, a few thoughts

Posted by Anonymous
oh, come one you guys! as far as i have noticed in 32 years of life, encountering a few hiv + people, and others who have sex with hiv+ people for a long time, i will assert that anyone can get it, and there is no reason for it: just some people, in... Read more »

stabbed myself with paperclip: risk of infection?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi,

while getting a HIV test at a clinic, I had to use the rest room.

The key to the restroom was on an improvised keychain made from twisted paperclips.

I managed to stab myself in the thumb with the the sharp end of a paperclip as I was using the... Read more »