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Hiv Virus Level In Semen

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will Semen culture will detect hiv virus in semen?

Hi Doc.Its me again, I have mailed you my question earlier. but didnt receive any reply...I am 34 yrs. I have been married for 4 years. I have no kid. Last week we had consult Doctor. He has asked me to take Semen Culture test. As he has analysis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,A routine semen culture test is not designed to detect HIV. Your doctor is most likely looking for a bacterial infection, possibly prostatitis.My advice, if you have not already done so, is to level with both your doctor and wife regarding... Read more »

virus per mil of semen

Dear Dr Holodniy,Could you pleaase tell me what the range is of cell free HIV virus per mil of... Read more »

Can an HIV virus semen can transmit through touching it?

If the HIV virus that is present in semen and once touches on the semen can transmit the virus?... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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 »
TheBodyPRO.com

Even HIV-Infected Men With Undetectable HIV in Blood May Shed HIV in Semen

HIV-infected men on antiretroviral therapy sometimes still shed HIV RNA in their semen even if they have suppressed levels of HIV RNA in their blood plasma and no symptoms of other sexually transmitted diseases, according to the first-ever... 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. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High Levels of HIV in Genital Secretions Predict Infectiousness

HIV-1 RNA concentrations in semen and vaginal secretions can be used as a marker for HIV transmission risk, suggests a new two-year study of serodiscordant heterosexual couples in Africa. The relation was independent of plasma HIV-1 concentrations,... Read more »
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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 »

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

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is semen contagious ?

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swallowed semen

Posted by micmax
I recently had a sexual experience that ended in swallowing a small amount of my partners semen (it was outside the body for approxmiately 10-15 seconds before I came in contact with it). My sexual partners HIV status is unknown to me.

He is very... Read more »