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Would Semen And Tap Water Mixture Be Infectious

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...fact, unprotected (without a condom) anal sex (intercourse) is considered to be very risky behavior. It is possible for either sex partner to become infected with HIV during anal sex. HIV can be found in the blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, or vaginal fluid of a person infected with the virus. In general, the person receiving the semen is at greater risk of getting HIV because the lining of the rectum is thin and may allow the virus to enter...
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HIV in a corpse

Dear Dr FrascinoI work for a NGO in the HIV-field in South Africa. One of our patients asked the interesting question of "How long can the HIV virus survive within a corpse?" This is not a sexual question, but is relevant in many cultures in SA...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...which are sold at any drug or grocery store. These gloves can be cleaned and reused. Clean them with hot, soapy water and with a mixture of bleach and water (about 1/4 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water). Be sure not to use gloves that are peeling,... Read more »

Mom offers $50!! (CARING FOR AN HIV/AIDS PATIENT AT HOME)

First I'd like to say your website is Godsend!Second, my daughter bought a few outfits at the mall, she pulled one of the pants out and noticed there was some redish stain. If it was blood from an HIV infected person, would this pose a risk? She...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...which are sold at any drug or grocery store. These gloves can be cleaned and reused. Clean them with hot, soapy water and with a mixture of bleach and water (about 1/4 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water). Be sure not to use gloves that are peeling,... Read more »

mixture of efavirenz &combivir and i feel light headed

am 24 y old guy attending school and since i started taking my medication efavirenz &combivir which was 2 weeks ago am feeling very light headed its like i smoked a joint ! am having a trouble stying and am not sure if this will ever go away ? is...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
You are experiencing what is most likely an efavirenz effect on the brain which is most intense/frequent in first 1-2 weeks and for most patients diminished by week 4 (perhaps 10% still having such annoying side effects after the first month). I... Read more »

HIV - AIDS Transmission

Hi, my mom is infected by HIV, i help her appllying pain releif ointment on her back bone, i see the blood scratches on her body.. is there any chance that it is transmitted to me. Please help i am in big delima.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...which are sold at any drug or grocery store. These gloves can be cleaned and reused. Clean them with hot, soapy water and with a mixture of bleach and water (about 1/4 cup bleach to 1 gallon of water). Be sure not to use gloves that are peeling,... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Condoms

...strange, to make sure it is still in place and unbroken. Do not use a male condom and a female condom at the same time. Use only water-based lubricants with latex condoms, not oil-based . The oils in Crisco, butter, baby oil, Vaseline or... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...Anus or Vagina) Penetrative sex is considered the highest-risk activity. For both vaginal and anal sex, use latex condoms and water- or silicone-based lubricant (lube) to prevent the condom from breaking. (Lube also helps condoms feel better.)... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Herbalism

...herbs to reduce the upset stomach or diarrhea caused by their medications. In general, an herbalist makes up a personalized mixture for each patient, based on that person's particular energy flows and imbalances. However, some practitioners of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Nutrition

...See Fact Sheet 802 for more information on exercise. Drinking enough liquids is very important when you have HIV. Extra water can reduce the side effects of medications. It can help you avoid a dry mouth and constipation. Remember that... Read more »
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HIV semen on vulva?

Posted by yummychocolate, 1 Reply
...I was having some fingering and foreplay and I might have gotten some of his semen on my clitoris or labia minora(inner labia). Is this a risk for getting HIV assuming he has it? If so, high or low? Read more »

Semen Facial After Shave...

Posted by MiamiLat, 1 Reply
...Hello to all! Quick question: Would getting semen on your face about 30 mins after shaving be at risk for transmission? I didn't see any major cuts while shaving but I usually Read more »

semen smear on nipple

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
does anyone know whether hiv can be transmitted if sperm is smeared onto a pregnant woman's nipple? i know chnaces is low, but if the person is pregnant, will there be a difference? will it be linked to blood stream? Read more »

Tragar el semen

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...a un hombre del cual creo sospechar que tiene vih, lo peor del caso es que el eyaculo dentro de mi boca y me trague todo el semen, estoy asustado, que probabilidades tengo de contagiarme por haber tragado el semen, que logicamente ha entrado a mi... Read more »