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Catching Hiv From Semen

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could i catch hiv from my own semen (CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV/AIDS)

i just want to know that if put my own semen on a sex toy and insert it in to me can i catch hiv/aids?
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 »

SEMEN (MASTURBATION 2009) (QTND: CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV OR STD BY MASTURBATION, 2009)

HI MISTAKENLY I TASTED MY OWN SEMEN DO YOU THINK I WILL GET ANY VIRUS LIKE HIV OR STD PLEASE LET ME... Read more »
Articles
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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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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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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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 I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...the presence of mind to discard it? I can't understand. Now I have to live with the thought that I may have exposed myself to HIV infection. I mean, the toilet paper which came into contact with the seat actually also came into contact with my... 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 »

Can HIV be caught by inhaling it?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Is it possible to catch HIV by inhaling the vapours of bodily fluids such as semen and vaginal fluids? Can the smell of such fluids be absorbed by the linings of the nose and cause HIV infection? I understand Read more »