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Hiv In Greater Amounts In Semen

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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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Correlation of VL in semen with VL in blood - and PRPI

Hello Dr. Holodniy,A few weeks ago I submitted two questions to which I have yet to see a reply. Truthfully, I'm not certain that I submitted them to the correct forum as none of the active forums seemed to be a good fit. If this isn't the correct...
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
...Several studies have been published addressing this question. In general, HIV viral load is detectable in seminal fluid and tends to be about 10-100 fold lower in seminal fluid than plasma. In addition, mononuclear cells in semen also include... Read more »

Viral Load in Blood and Semen (VIRAL LOAD IN SEMEN VERSUS BLOOD)

Have there been any studies correlating viral loads as determined by blood analysis versus viral load in semen?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...plasma and ejaculate are generally well correlated. True, there have been some studies that have found detectable viral loads in seminal fluids, despite undetectable plasma viral loads. These may be the studies you were referring to. These... Read more »

Semen on my eyes! (SEMEN and EYE CONTACT 2008)

I hook up with this guy. Sucked him using a condom and when he ejaculated well I allowed him to do it on my face. It was a lot of semen!! I closed my eyes but there was so much cum on my face, tried to clean myself, I open my eyes a bit and I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Aussie. I realize this "sticky situation" can be alarming, but your actual health risks are minimal. In fact, I'd wager you have a greater chance of getting done in by a funnel web spider or choking on a vegemite sandwich than contracting HIV or... Read more »

Sucking on fingers w/ semen?

Hi, I was just wondering if it was possible to contract HIV if the guy has fresh semen or pre-cum on his hand and then you suck on his fingers?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...infection might be similar to receptive oral sex with semen or pre-semen coming into contact with the mouth (low-risk). The risk is greater if more fluids come into contact with the mouth and if there are problems with oral health. The... Read more »
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The Well Project

Myths About HIV

...another test called a Western Blot. According to the CDC, the combined accuracy of the antibody test plus the Western Blot is greater than 99 percent. The myth: "Viral load tests don't really tell anything about a person's health." ... Read more »
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 »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

HIV Testing

...positive ELISAs nearly every time. The CDC states that the combined accuracy of the ELISA plus either the WB or IFA is greater than 99%. The CDC recommends retesting any positive (reactive) ELISA twice; if either retest is positive... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...In developing countries, patterns of both rare and endemic diseases have changed dramatically as HIV has spread, with a far greater toll now being exacted among the young and middle-aged, including well-educated members of the middle class. In... Read more »
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HIV semen on vulva?

Posted by yummychocolate, 1 Reply
...I was having some fingering and foreplay and I might have gotten some of his semen on my clitoris or labia minora(inner labia). Is this a risk for getting HIV assuming he has it? If so, high or low? Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...Reuters NewMedia - August 10, 2006 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The world's largest international AIDS conference opens in Toronto, on Sunday, 25 years after the epidemic was first reported. ... 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 »

ABOUT PRECUM

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...seems to be a person here who has spread information that precum has a "much much much" higher concentration of HIV than regular semen. I just think it's important to say that there is no reputable source to back that claim and either a) this... Read more »