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HIV 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 »

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 »

Touching wet and dry semen with hands or other body parts

Dear Mr Glenn,I'm gay and I performed handjob on another man, who cummed on my hand. There was... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Anal and Dry Sex in Commercial Sex Work, and Relation to Risk for Sexually Transmitted Infections and HIV in Meru, Kenya

The aim of the current study was to examine the practice of anal and dry sex within a cohort of female sex workers (FSWs) in Meru, Kenya. A survey was conducted among FSWs: 147 participants were randomly sampled from an existing cohort of... Read more »
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 »
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Common Protein in Human Semen Increases Infectious Potential of HIV, Study Says

A common protein in human semen increases the infectious potential of HIV 100,000-fold, according to a study published Friday in the journal Cell , the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Russell, San Francisco Chronicle , 12/14). Researchers at... Read more »
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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 »

Can Semen In Nose Cause HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i hope someone here on the board will help with answers.

i had unprotected oral sex with another male friend both giving and receiving about 3 weeks ago. when he came, some of his semen got into my nose.

this past thur. i caught a cold which included... 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 »

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 »