Can You Contract HIV From Dried Semen

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

dear doctor, I WENT THROUGH ALL UR FORUMS BUT COULD NOT FIND SIMILAR QUESTION....SO PLZ HELP...i belong to homophobic country u are the only help!! i m a gay who recently came in contact with a another gay don't know his sexual history..we...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...2008Hi just very worried..i got a panty from my couzins cabinet.i put it on my penis and masturbated.and used it to whipe all the semen can i get HIV from that??im so worried.Response from Dr. FrascinoHello,I have often reminded readers of this... Read more »

Can you give yourself HIV/AIDS? - by semen contact with a cut or wound of yourself? (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS)

hiya docI was wondering about this cause a couple days ago I was masturbating myself after sometime, but was not warned that I got a cut on a side of my thumb that was nearly opened (not bleeding ye but interior cut and transparent fluid was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...using. i was about to wash my hands, i noticed my right hand was touching that wound. am i putting myself at HIV risk if my own semen came in contact with my open wound? Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, You are 21 and you are still concerned... Read more »

HIV survival question

Let's say someone infected with HIV had a pornographic magazine and got some semen on it. If the semen was dry, and someone else came along looking at the magazine, licking their fingers to turn the page, could they be infected?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...victim of Dubya's anti-science, abstinence-only sex education program, right? Yeah, I thought so. Relax horn dog, you cannot contract a sexually transmitted disease by looking at sexy pictures of other people having sex, even if the previous... Read more »

HIV transmission through bath water???

Dear Dr. Bob,I am a gay bottom that recently had sex with three random guys at the same time. I gave a little unprotected oral sex during this but was careful not to swallow any pre-cum or cum. I had protected anal sex with the three guys. I later...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...perhaps "Cirque du So-gay" would be more appropriate. At any rate, your specific HIV fears are completely unwarranted. You cannot contractHIV from dry spunk on your shoulder finding its way into your love canal during your post-orgy... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...You are HIV-positive (carrying the virus that causes AIDS). You can infect others who come into contact with your blood, semen or vaginal fluid. You should take necessary precautions to avoid transmitting HIV to others. A positive ... Read more »
AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

...drinking glasses, food, pets, or swimming pools. You also cannot get HIV from mosquitoes. HIV is primarily found in the blood, semen, vaginal fluid, or the breast milk of an infected person. 1 HIV is transmitted in 3 main ways: Having sex... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS 2006. Heterosexual sex is the most common mode of transmissionamong women in the US. Nearly three quarters of HIV+ women contracted the virusthrough sex with an HIV+ man. Heterosexual sex is also the main source of HIVtransmission for women... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

...drugs or alcohol. The presence of certain sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can significantly increase one's chances of contractingHIV infection. A person who has both HIV infection and certain STDs has a greater chance of infecting others... Read more »
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How is HIV passed from one person to another?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
... HIV transmission can occur when blood, semen (cum), pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum), vaginal fluid, or breast milk from an infected person enters the body of an uninfected person. HIV can enter the Read more »

Someone help me out here

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
...does a "few" mean 5 minutes, 20 minutes, or 45 minutes? A fresh cut that I had made an hour prior came in contact with the semen of an HIV+ male about 10 minutes after it had dried. It was a small amount, but I'm still worried about it. If... Read more »

mono and hiv

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I am worried I might have contracted hiv through kissing. I kissed a couple girls I met in bars. Since then I was diagnosed with mono, and have also look to have Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is contracting Hep B similar to contractingHIV? I got semen on unbroken skin. I'm wondering if I'm at risk for Hep B. I tried asking my question on the Hep forum but got no response from Read more »