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Would Semen And Tap Water Mixture Be Infectious

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Peptide in Human Semen May Enhance Infectiousness of HIV

This is a transcript of a press conference that took place at CROI 2008, one of the most important HIV-related medical conferences of the year. In this transcript, Frank Kirchhoff, M.D., Ph.D., discusses new research finding that a naturally... 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 »

Potentially Infectious Levels of Intermittent HIV Shedding Can Occur in Seminal Fluid Despite Years of Suppressive HAART, Research Suggests

There's nothing like hearing the results of studies directly from those who actually conducted the research. In this interview, you'll meet two of these impressive HIV researchers and read their explanation of the studies they presented at CROI... Read more »
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Semen with water

Would HIV semen mix with water, be concentrated enough to cause an infection, if gotten into a paper cut?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
All that can be said is that virus exists in cell free seminal fluid and in the cells within semen.... Read more »

Safe ways of consuming semen...

Hello Dr. Bob,This is likely the most bizarre question you've ever been asked.I would like to introduce semen into my diet. I want to be certain that it can be done in a safe way (incase the semen in hiv infectious). Here are my questions?1)...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Wannabe Semen Eater,The "most bizarre question" I've even been asked? Nah, although you might squeak into the top-25 category. So you want to add semen to your diet. Hmm. Might I inquire why? Sure, spunk could indeed be... Read more »

Boiling Tap Water

I've heard that boiling normal tap water at a rolling boil for 20 minutes produces the same quality of water as expensive bottled water. Is this true?Also, I have been looking at investing in a water filtration system to install on my kitchen...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
You did not say where you live, but most tap water in the US is safe for people with HIV. Boiling is probably unnecessary but filtration can be important to remove dangerous parasites such as cryptosporidia. However I do not recommend that my... Read more »

How infectious is blood/semen stained money?

Employees are in receipt of money from the coroners office and courts. Quite often the money has blood stains or other fluid stains. How long can HIV or Hepatitis live on inanimate objects before it dies or becomes non-infectious?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
When HIV in blood, semen or either of the other two infectious fluids--vaginal fluids and breast milk--comes in contact with air, HIV is destroyed. There is no risk of contracting HIV from cash. Hepatitis B and C are more hardy and can be... Read more »
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Infectious fluids

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
#1 Blood
#2 Semen
#3 Saliva
#4 Sweat

Its all documented go find it for yourselves.

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was washing some clothes(not mine!)that had been soiled with a substantial amount of blood manually and these clothes had been rinsed of the blood and soaking in bleach in water for a few hours already. My concern is that as I was draining the... Read more »

Poz semen in eyes... Should I go on pep?

Posted by ATLmidtownie, 1 Reply
I have seen other questions about this but here goes. I hooked up with a guy last night whom I know is positive and we did nothing but jerk off. However, he came a bucket and some of it landed in both my eyes. I flushed my eyes with water and was... Read more »

a simple question on hiv's survival

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found there was some stain on my razor after it was borrowed by one of my friends one day before. So I put it under tap water flow for 30 seconds first, and dried the blade up. Then I scrubbed the blade with Iodine soaked cotton stick for several... Read more »