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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 »

Undetectable Viral Load in Semen MAGNETIC COUPLE SEXUAL RISK 2009)

A "big G'day" from Australia to you, Doctor Bob!I am an HIV positive male involved in a relationship with an HIV negative female. I have been on Atripla (or the Aussie equivalent) for a year now, and for 10 of those months been...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Boy from Oz,Here's what we know:1.The HIV plasma viral load usually, but not always, correlates with the HIV viral load in semen (or cervical secretions).2.Having an undetectable HIV plasma viral load significantly decreases the chances... Read more »

risk of exposure to eyes (EYE EXPOSURE) (SEMEN and EYE CONTACT)

I have read two different responses on your boad about the risk of getting semen in your eyes. I did something stupid and was jerking a guy and when he ejaculated, some go in my eyes. I wiped with a tissue and then immediately rinsed with water....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As you might imagine, you are not the only one who has experienced this "occupational hazard." I'll reprint just a few of the many posts from the archives that address this topic.Are you at "high risk"? No.Is there some... Read more »
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Can you get HIV if precum/semen gets into your nose?

Posted by thatdude2009, 1 Reply
Hi. So I think I have put myself at a high risk situation. I read a similar post on here In the forums but it doesn't really answer the question.

Can you catch HIV if precum/semen gets in your nose? I've seen health websites mention if it gets in... 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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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 »

No Semen= No Risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi-
I was wondering- if there is no precum or cum or blood at all from the man, but the sex is still unprotected, is there an HIV risk at all? I don't see how b/c HIV is only in the man's semen and blood and if none is present, infection is not... Read more »