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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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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 »

tragar semen

Posted by fiona, 1 Reply
tuve sexo oral donde trague el semen de la otra persona. para ese entonces yo estaba con anginas, las amigdalas inflamadas. que posibilidad tengo de contagio por esta via??
mi preocpuacion es porque tengo los ganglios inflamados desde entonces hace... Read more »

Can semen be vaporized and can you get HIV this way ?

Posted by blabla, 1 Reply
Was in a gay sauna - walked into a dry sauna room and masturbated with a couple of guys, without doing anything oral/anal and everybody just ejaculated into towel. However, immediately afterwards, I seemed to get the taste of semen in my... Read more »

Semen y herida

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hola, antes de nada gracias por leerme y en tal caso por contestarme.
Hace una hora tuve una relacion con un chico (paranoica soy tan rapida he acudido aqui) y el intento hacerlo sin preservativo apoyando su pene en mi vagina y apretando para que yo... Read more »
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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 and on ARV for now and I share on the same room and bed with him. We do not have any sexual relationships or whatsoever. Recently, I happened to...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Dear Sri,There is no risk of HIV transmission from touching dried semen. DW... 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 no observable wounds on my hand. However, there may be some some small and unobservable cuts on my hand due to dryness... If so, what is the risk for...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your questions,There is no risk for HIV/STDs from what you're talking about. Handjobs or cumming on someone's body doesn't transmitted HIV/STDs. This could change if there's a dramatic open wound that they're... 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 I have been suffering from my "phobia" let's call it, since the age of 17. So here's the deal: I masturbate under the shower, but...
David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

Response from David Fawcett, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.

South Florida Center for Counseling and Therapy
Thanks for writing. First, let me remind you that the HIV virus is very fragile outside of the body and will not survive for long in such circumstances, including a shower curtain. The issue is not the spread of semen but rather your obsessive... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Common Protein in Human Semen Increases Infectious Potential of HIV, Study Says

A common protein in human semen increases the infectious potential of HIV 100,000-fold, according to a study published Friday in the journal Cell , the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Russell, San Francisco Chronicle , 12/14). Researchers at... Read more »
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 »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Immune System Protein in Semen Boosts HIV Spread in Female Genital Tissue

An immune system protein normally found in semen appears to enhance the spread of HIV to tissue from the uterine cervix, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. The protein interleukin 7 (IL-7) belongs to a family... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Detectable HIV May Be in Semen Despite Viral Suppression in Blood

HIV can still be detected in the semen of some HIV-infected men, even if they are on sustained antiretroviral therapy and have an undetectable viral load in their blood, according to a study presented at IAS 2013 . The study, conducted by French... Read more »