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Afraid after using a handkerchief that contained semen stains

Recently while staying in one of my friends room, I accidentally used a left over handkerchief to clean my penis after urination. Later I found that the cloth was hardened full of semen stains [mostly in dried state]. Im really worried after this...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex... 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 »

Obsessive compulsive disorder and dried semen

Hello,I am 26 years old. I was diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder at the age of 20, but... Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Study -- Link to Rapid Advancement of HIV Virus Found in Semen: NIH

Researchers from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have found that a protein in seminal fluid speeds up the spread of HIV in uterine tissue. The protein, called interleukin 7 (IL-7), is from a family of proteins that regulate the immune... Read more »
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HIV Said to Differ in Blood, Semen

HIV in seminal plasma differs from HIV in blood plasma, according to a study led by researchers with the University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill. The study examined in detail the genetic population of HIV, specifically the env gene for HIV's... Read more »
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Desperate.dry mouth,dry eyes,peripheral neuropathy

Posted by paranoiafreak, 1 Reply
have been worried of contracting HIV.
I have had unprotected receptive anal sex last August 12, 2011 and i also had protected anal sex on October 12,2011.
On the last week of October, i started to feel chills everyday at night and i have stuffy nose... 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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Still Afraid... What Do I Do?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
I posted several days ago... one of the MANY questioners about the risk of kissing someone who MAY be HIV+. I have read all of the posts by Dr. Reznick and Mr. Kull and know that the chances of infection are not high.... (contact was not deep or... Read more »

How long do HIV survive in Semen

Posted by Wantanswer, 1 Reply
I have a question. Why is there such conflicting report about how HIV survive outside the body in semen. There one report that HIV dies when the semen dried up. Then there other report that it dies instantly in semen when it hit the air? Which is... Read more »