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HIV Transmission

Table of Contents How HIV Spreads Methods of Transmission Rare Types of Transmission Avoiding Transmission How HIV Spreads Many people still do not understand how HIV is passed, or transmitted, fromone person to another. Knowing the basics helps you avoid getting the virus ifyou are HIV-negative, and avoid giving it to someone else if you are livingwith HIV (HIV+). HIV is spread through contact with the following body fluids: ...
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hiv in vaginal fluid enters condom fused with sperm cause hiv?

Sir, Recently I had a sex with a prostitute, only one time. Firstly I undressed her. I just touched my finger on her vagina (not inserted fully) and felt wet fluid from her vagina on my finger. The touching on her vagina not more than 5 seconds....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiThe risk of HIV transmission though what you have described is very small. Fingering someone carries one of the lowest risk of HIV transmission. HIV does begin to die once it is outside of the body. Touching her vaginal fluid and then putting on... Read more »

Can HIV virus be transfered by ejaculate without sperm cells?

Dear Dr.BobMaybe strange question:Is there lower transmision risk if there are no sperm cells in ejaculat? (in case of infertility). I suppose there is free RNA ( similar as in blood plasma ).Thank you very much for you answer. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Ejaculate contains many kinds of cells besides sperm, and yes, some of them can harbor HIV. Consequently, no, you cannot count on infertility decreasing HIV transmission risk.You are very welcome!Dr. Bob... Read more »

HIV in sperm cell

I've been doing a lot of research on sperm washing as my husband and I are a serodiscordant couple trying to start a family. Is it true that the HIV virus can live in the sperm cell and if so, is there a test to verify? Even though my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,HIV cannot live inside a sperm cell. It is contained in cells in ejaculate, but not actually in the sperm itself. That is why sperm washing techniques have been so effective in dramatically lowering the risk of HIV transmission for magnetic... Read more »

Follow-up question regarding HIV, sperm and fingerstick

Dear Shannon, no matter I had a bleeding 10 min old fingerprick? So, I can't get HIV from environmental surfaces with sperm eventhough the prick I had was fresh and there was visible blood (little, but there was)?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYes correct. The HIV on environment surface: HIV begins to dies within minutes of leaving the body. In order for transmission to occur you would have to had cut yourself on your way to touching the fluid as the person who put the fluid on the... Read more »
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HIV Sperm Washing Clinics in the US

Posted by RayWill, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if there are any invitro fertilization clinics in the southeastern United States (i.e. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc.) who offer sperm washing for HIV serodiscordant couples? Read more »

Sperm washing in Italy

Posted by Anonymous
My husband was diagnosed with AIDS 8 years ago. He is very healthy and we are trying to get information on Italy for sperm washing so we can have a child of our own. Looking to hear from someone who has gone there and had the procedure done. We are... Read more »

Sperm

Posted by Anonymous
Is there anyone that could help me with this question.I am a female and i was giving unprotected oral to a man and he pulled out i didn't get any sperm in my mouth but some shot on my face and in my eye,what is the risk getting sperm in my eye if... Read more »

We are using a sperm donor to have a baby

Posted by clairedh, 2 Replies
My husband is positive and I am negative. We have been married for 6 years. We have finally decided to use a sperm donor to have a baby. Is there anyone else out there in a similar situation? I am not sure how to explain to our family members... Read more »