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Blood In Semen After Foreplay Worried I Have HIV

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Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...down the immune system in most people to the point that they develop more serious infections Many people take powerful and effective combinations of medicines to fight the virus, however there is no cure for HIV What Is AIDS? AIDS stands for "Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome" AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection Many people take powerful and effective combinations of medicines to fight the virus, however there is no...
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Viral Load in Blood and Semen (VIRAL LOAD IN SEMEN VERSUS BLOOD)

Have there been any studies correlating viral loads as determined by blood analysis versus viral load in semen?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Yes, generally they correlate. However, there can be cases where the levels differ. (See below.) Dr. Bobhiv viral load in semen versus blodNov 30, 2006 Hi Dr. Bob, Please settle a dicussion I've been having on an hiv information site Read more »

Blood in Semen

I am a 50yo Hiv+ man. Have been doing well for several years now, undetectable with about 500 T Cells. I think because of depression I have been very non sexual the past couple of years. Now when I do masterbate my semen seems to contain blood. It...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Have had an evaluation by a urologist looking for prostate or vas deferens region related problems? Read more »

Blood & Semen Survivability of HIV Outside of the Body

I have a 2 questions regarding HIV transmission and survivability outside of the body.1,) How long will the HIV virus survive in blood outside of the body say within a insulin type of needle. I have been told by some needle sharers that the needle...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Please refer my previous response to the question "Lifespan of virus in needle" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionNon/Q9637.qna). In that response I identify a study that found that HIV in infected blood may... Read more »

Blood in my semen during ejaculation

Dear Dr. Dezube: Recently I have noticed blood in semen when I masturbate I am very concerned and would like to know how worried I should be ? During December I jumped of a high platform on a boat into the ocean and did impact my testicle, could...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
Blood in the semen can be very upsetting. Most often it's nothing more than a tiny blood vessel that burst during your ejaculation/masturbation. Occasionally, however, it could be the sign of an infection or a problem with your prostate. Hopefully,... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Said to Differ in Blood, Semen

...amplification. The results likely would not have changed with the inclusion of more men, said Dr. Stuart Shapiro of the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology. "It is an achievement they were able to do with 16 men," he said of the expensive,... Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an Read more »
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High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...medical literature, including (1) a postal worker in New York who refused to deliver mail to a public health clinic caring for HIV/AIDS patients, because he feared acquiring the disease from their letters and (2) a dude in the UK who routinely... Read more »
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Philippines Worried About Rapid Rise in HIV/AIDS Cases

... Responding to a worrying spike in new HIV/AIDS diagnoses, the Philippines health department today vowed to increase its outreach to those most at risk. The nation logged 109 Read more »
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Positive for Hep C and now worried about HIV

Posted by Worrywart28, 2 Replies
...general health and all the std's. I went to see my doctor yesterday. Everything came back fine with the exception of 2 things. My hiv results hadn't come in but she said this is normal because they have to mail that test. Still, that worries me.... Read more »

worried I've got HIV after oral without

Posted by anonymouslad, 6 Replies
...feeling mildly sick is getting me very worried I'm one of the tiny tiny percent of people who've been unlucky enough to get HIV through unprotected. Do these symptoms(in particular the severe band and neck pains) sound like I could have possibly... Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...From KaiserNet January 8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »

Blood in semen?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is blood in semen a symptom of HIV? Had a small amount appear in my semen this morning. Read more »