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Can U Catch HIV From Dried Semen

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Drugs that eliminate HIV in semen

Why in 25 years there aren't yet drugs that eliminates instead of decreasing virus in seminal fluids. Current meds help to reduce the presence but there's always a trace of the virus. Drugs that are able to eliminate virus in seminal fluids would...
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
...I am not aware of any such drug. Semen or the genital tract is only one place the virus is present. The virus circulates in the body in a cell free and cell-based form Read more »

gay..touched his semen...wiped ..sniffed..hiv fear (HIV FROM SNIFFING, 2009)

dear doctor, I WENT THROUGH ALL UR FORUMS BUT COULD NOT FIND SIMILAR QUESTION....SO PLZ HELP...i... Read more »

gay..touched his semen...wiped ..sniffed..hiv fear (NOW INCLUDES WIFE AND PREGNENCY)

Hi doc this is follow up question{OLD QUESTION}: gay..touched his semen...wiped ..sniffed..hiv... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Said to Differ in Blood, Semen

...The study examined in detail the genetic population of HIV, specifically the env gene for HIV's envelope, in both blood and semen. "If everything we know about HIV is based on the virus that is in the blood, when in fact the virus in the... Read more »
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Potentially Infectious Levels of Intermittent HIV Shedding Can Occur in Seminal Fluid Despite Years of Suppressive HAART, Research Suggests

...that effective HAART reduces HIV RNA levels in blood to below the limit of detection. However, the impact that it has on semen HIV RNA levels is much less clear. Prameet Sheth We enrolled two cohorts: One cohort was of... Read more »
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Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C Happens Through Blood, Not Semen, in Gay Men With HIV, Study Says

...unanswered: Is HCV being transmitted only through blood during these sex acts, or is it potentially being transmitted through semen? The answer, according to a recent study by German researchers, appears to be that HCV is only transmitted... Read more »
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Peptide in Human Semen May Enhance Infectiousness of HIV

...In this transcript, Frank Kirchhoff, M.D., Ph.D., discusses new research finding that a naturally occurring peptide in human semen appears to increase the infectiousness of HIV, 1 and discussing the potential use of such a finding in... 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 »

Can Semen In Nose Cause HIV?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...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 a stuffy, runny nose, sore throat etc. i had... 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, 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 »