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Do People Get HIV From Dried Semen

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Can dried semen be infected

Hi,After masturbation in for example a shower if not washed out properly and some semen is left in the bath and someone else uses it can they be affected and likewise can you affect other people if you drop a bit of semen or pre-cum on underwear and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.The HIV-transmission risk from dried semen and/or the scenarios described in your post are completely nonexistent. I'd suggest you spend some time perusing the wealth of information on this site, in the archives of this forum and on the... Read more »

HIV transmission from dried "semen"

Dear Dr. Wohl,I am Srithapan from Thailand. I have a friend who recently has been tested with HIV... Read more »

Touching wet and dry semen with hands or other body parts

Dear Mr Glenn,I'm gay and I performed handjob on another man, who cummed on my hand. There was... Read more »
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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 »
BETA

Rapid Changes Possible in Semen Viral Load, Study Finds

For people living with HIV, effective antiretroviral therapy (ART) not only suppresses the virus and protects immune system health but has the added benefit of reducing the risk of transmitting HIV to sex partners. This side benefit, known as... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Peptide in Human Semen May Enhance Infectiousness of HIV

This is a transcript of a press conference that took place at CROI 2008, one of the most important HIV-related medical conferences of the year. In this transcript, Frank Kirchhoff, M.D., Ph.D., discusses new research finding that a naturally... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

Hepatitis C Transmission HCV is mainly transmitted when infected blood from one person directly enters another person's bloodstream. HCV has been detected in semen and vaginal fluid, so genital fluids may be infectious. Saliva and tears are not. ... Read more »
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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 »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »

HIV from oral sex when u have dry lips (Accutane)?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Im currently on Accutane (very strong acne medication) and ive been on it for about 4 months. Ever since I started using it my lips have been very dry and i sometimes even have herpes 1 breakouts on my lips because of accutane (thus my lips get... Read more »

Dried Semen on Prostuties Fingers

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
If a prostitue has a previous clients dried semen or other fluids on their fingers and then insert them in someone a few hours later, is there a chance of infection?
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