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AIDS Risk Dried Semen

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HIV transmission from dried "semen"

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...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Sri,There is no risk of HIV transmission from touching dried semen. DW... Read more »

is semen on chapped lips(wound open) considered high risk for HIV transmission?

I have been in paranoia for almost a month regarding my encounter with a guy last April. The day... Read more »

Can dried semen be infected

Hi,After masturbation in for example a shower if not washed out properly and some semen is left in... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada Warns Not to Buy "Fresh" Semen Online

Health Canada on Tuesday warned of the potential disease risks associated with buying donor semen from unregulated online assisted-conception businesses. Prompted by media reports of the phenomenon, this is the agency's second such warning in the... Read more »
CDC National Prevention Information Network

HIV Viral Load in Semen Can Differ in Two Samples Provided Within One Hour

This article was reported by NAM aidsmap . NAM aidsmap reported on a study of HIV viral load in semen of men taking long-term antiretroviral therapy (ART). ART suppresses viral load in blood and semen. An undetectable viral load in blood reduces... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

HIV Can Be Found in Semen Even When Viral Load Is Undetectable in Blood

HIV can be detected in semen of men who have an undetectable viral load in blood, according to results of a 304-man study. 1 This finding underlines the importance of using condoms when having sex, even if a man is taking antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
BETA

Rapid Changes Possible in Semen Viral Load, Study Finds

For people living with HIV, effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) not only suppresses the virus and protects immune system health but has the added benefit of reducing the risk of transmitting HIV to sex partners. This side benefit, known as... Read more »
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No Semen= No Risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi-
I was wondering- if there is no precum or cum or blood at all from the man, but the sex is still unprotected, is there an HIV risk at all? I don't see how b/c HIV is only in the man's semen and blood and if none is present, infection is not... Read more »

How long do HIV survive in Semen

Posted by Wantanswer, 1 Reply
I have a question. Why is there such conflicting report about how HIV survive outside the body in semen. There one report that HIV dies when the semen dried up. Then there other report that it dies instantly in semen when it hit the air? Which is... Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »

Dried Semen on Prostuties Fingers

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If a prostitue has a previous clients dried semen or other fluids on their fingers and then insert them in someone a few hours later, is there a chance of infection?
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