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Can You Contract HIV From Sperm

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Donor HIV+, sperm in freezer (no MD supervision), at risk?

My sperm donor recently tested positive for HIV. 5-9 months ago, he donated sperm which I kept in my freezer and used twice (with no resulting pregnancy). How high is my chance of infection and would PEP be recommended at this late in the game. ...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,I would assume (and certainly hope) the sperm donor was HIV tested prior to donating "5-9 months ago." If he only recently tested HIV positive, we can therefore assume he contracted the Read more »

here we go again with the toilets... (CELL PHONE FELL IN TOILET, 2010)

Well I have checked other answers, but I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for.The other... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Green Tea Chemical Shows Potential as Low-Cost Intervention Against Sexual HIV Transmission, Study Says

...According to the study, green tea polyphenol -- called epigallocatechin-3-gallete, or EGCG -- neutralizes a protein in sperm that aids in the transmission of HIV during sex. The researchers noted that they "recently identified a peptide fraction... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Planning a Pregnancy

...The Swiss Statement Planning Your Pregnancy Preconception, planned pregnancy, and your rights to have a baby Many HIV-positive women become pregnant when they already know their HIV status. Many women are also already taking anti-HIV... Read more »
The Well Project

Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
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Penis Glans and the risk of contracting HIV

Posted by dopey33, 3 Replies
...penis. I immediately washed my penis with warm water and dry it up. I am concern because online it talks about how you can get HIV if any contaminated fluids goes as far as touching the glans. Please confirm if this is true or not. I have no... Read more »

Rash? Please provide your help and experience

Posted by dopey33, 1 Reply
...your experience to help me on this one. Ok here it goes. I had what appears to be a VERY low risk activity for contracting HIV. The experience: Oral sex and mutual masturbation which led the others person sperm to land on my penis and slide... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...half an hour. what are the odds of getting hiv the first time? does the amount of time matter, does the fact that there was no sperm involved matter? i guess i'm just confused on what the odds are of contracting the virus on a first time basis.... Read more »

I'm + but I want children of my own

Posted by stillhere, 3 Replies
...I have been HIV+ for 7 years now and I aint gonna lie, I was devastated for so many reasons, my main thought was I would die immediatley, but Read more »