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Dried Semen How Long Does It Take To Test Positive For AIDS

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...fact, unprotected (without a condom) anal sex (intercourse) is considered to be very risky behavior. It is possible for either sex partner to become infected with HIV during anal sex. HIV can be found in the blood, semen, pre-seminal fluid, or vaginal fluid of a person infected with the virus. In general, the person receiving the semen is at greater risk of getting HIV because the lining of the rectum is thin and may allow the virus to enter...
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Natural conceiving

There are studies that suggests natural conceiving in serodiscordant couples is possible if the infected partner is on antiretroviral therapy for more than six months and undetectable. The drug Isentress seems to be the best drug in decreasing virus...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I don't think we know the answer to that question. Read more »

VIRAL LOAD AND HIV TRANSMISSION

Hey Dr. Bob,What's the latest scoop on HIV viral load and the risk od HIV transmission. Was the Swiss Study correct?Thanks,Zeke
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...confirmed fact that even though the plasma viral load is suppressed to undetectable limits, folks can still have detectable virus in seminal fluid (and presumably anal secretions and vaginal/cervical secretions as well). (See below for a summary... Read more »

Masturbation with Semen Mixed status couple

I am HIV positive and I am seeing an HIV negative man who knew I was positive before we met. He wants me to masturbate first so he can masturbate with my semen. Isn't this a high risk activity, especially in the long-term?
Brian Conway, M.D.

Response from Brian Conway, M.D.

University of British Columbia
...their sexual practices knowing the risks that are involved. As for your specific question, direct exposure to your HIV-positive semen certainly carries a significant risk of transmitting the disease. I would strongly discourage this practice... Read more »

HIV

Can HIV survive outside the body in semen while it is still wet? If it can, how long?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...HIV has a very limited ability to survive outside the body. Read more »
Articles
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...not. Possibly Infectious "Bodily Fluids" HIV might be transmitted from an infected person to another through: pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum) Pre-seminal fluid is a clear fluid that lubricates men's urethras. It is produced by a... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...people with HIV infection. If you have access to AIDS medications and medical monitoring, there's no reason you can't live a long life even with HIV infection or AIDS. The Government Developed AIDS to Reduce Minority Populations The world's... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...HIV is an opportunity to provide them with facts and dispel myths. Talking about HIV will help your children to develop lifelong values regarding sexual activity and drug use. It is also a chance to develop an open and honest relationship with... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Viral Load Tests

...infection. (See Fact Sheet 102 for more information on HIV antibody testing.) For prognosis , viral load can help predict how long someone will stay healthy. The higher the viral load, the faster HIV disease progresses. For prevention , ... Read more »
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Seriously Needing Advice

Posted by dale30, 3 Replies
...are very tender. I feel exhausted all day and even after 9-10 hours of sleep. I have headaches that come and go but nothing long lasting. I will admit, I have been reading all these HIV stories and possible infections along with various "signs... Read more »

Talking about having a baby...

Posted by Carrie, 2 Replies
..."undetectable", so he says that though we can't get me pregnant naturally, invetro is possible cecuase the virus lives in the semen, not the actual sperm. He and I are learning more and more about the virus together, but are unable to find out... Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...by a virus called HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). INCUBATION PERIOD AND SYMPTOMS: * The HIV virus does not live for long outside the body. It is carried in semen, vaginal fluids, breast milk and blood. * The virus can multiply for weeks... Read more »

i really need to know

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...please help, i want to know if i can get aids from sleeping with a guy whom sleep with another girl who might have aids without him getting it. or is it impossible for him Read more »