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Can Semen Give You Hiv

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Blood HIV vs Semen HIV concentrations

My viral load has been undetectable for about 9 months now on a combination of Kaletra, Viread and Zerit. While I know my viral load from blood is undetectable, what does this mean as far as semen is concerned? Obviously a semen sample was not...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Thanks for the question.The blood/semen issue is not really fully characterized, and the answer would likely depend on specifics about the drug regimen. To this extent, I really can't answer your particular situation, only to say that I'd... Read more »

masturbacion y semen hiv + - PT

Querido doctor estoy muy preocupado ya que me paso lo siguiente: Tuve relaciones con un chico el... Read more »

will Semen culture will detect hiv virus in semen?

Hi Doc.Its me again, I have mailed you my question earlier. but didnt receive any reply...I am 34... Read more »
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U.S. National Institutes of Health

Immune System Protein in Semen Boosts HIV Spread in Female Genital Tissue

An immune system protein normally found in semen appears to enhance the spread of HIV to tissue from the uterine cervix, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The protein interleukin 7 (IL-7) belongs to a family... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Even HIV-Infected Men With Undetectable HIV in Blood May Shed HIV in Semen

HIV-infected men on antiretroviral therapy sometimes still shed HIV RNA in their semen even if they have suppressed levels of HIV RNA in their blood plasma and no symptoms of other sexually transmitted diseases, according to the first-ever... 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 »
TheBodyPRO.com

Detectable HIV May Be in Semen Despite Viral Suppression in Blood

HIV can still be detected in the semen of some HIV-infected men, even if they are on sustained antiretroviral therapy and have an undetectable viral load in their blood, according to a study presented at IAS 2013 . The study, conducted by French... Read more »
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Finger + Semen + HIV+Positive + Symptoms

Posted by Helpmeoutplz, 1 Reply
About 3 weeks ago I engaged in what I believed to be safe sex.

Before this encounter I was tested negative. I'm a guy, and met another guy and we did some things. He fingered me a while, and was really rough back there(anus). He also dipped his... Read more »

Can semen be vaporized and can you get HIV this way ?

Posted by blabla, 1 Reply
Was in a gay sauna - walked into a dry sauna room and masturbated with a couple of guys, without doing anything oral/anal and everybody just ejaculated into towel. However, immediately afterwards, I seemed to get the taste of semen in my... Read more »

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 »

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 »