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How Does Hiv Affect Sperm

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Masterbation

Every night for me to sleep i have to masturbate.I now do masturbation as a night sleeping tablet.Will this affect me mentality? Since the sperms will dry on my bed will any body who gets to the dried sperms get the virus.Is it health to masturbate...
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
...Unlike your pattern, compulsive masturbation and/or sexual preoccupation can indicate a problem which needs to be addressed. HIV is a relatively fragile virus when exposed and dried sperm on your sheets does not indicate a transmission risk. Read more »

HOW CAN I GET PREGANT

Good day Doctor, i have a finance who is also a medical Doctor, but not on hiv line. i told him... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...positive pregnancy. Let your doctor know that guidelines exist for the care of HIV positive women during pregnancy. CATIE (Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange, www.catie.ca or 1-800-263-1638) can direct your doctor to the most... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Having a Baby When You're HIV Positive

... This is Bonnie Goldman, editorial director of The Body. Welcome to This Month in HIV. Dramatic progress over the last 10 years in HIV medicine means that HIV-positive people can be expected to live an almost normal Read more »
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Women and HIV/AIDS

...Women Pregnancy and HIV In Conclusion A Look at the Numbers Over 25 years have passed since the first diagnosis of AIDS in America.While there were a handful of women among the first cases, AIDS was thought toprimarily affect gay... Read more »
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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

... When it comes to the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, there are three major points to keep in mind: There's a big difference between the symptoms of HIV and the symptoms of Read more »
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HIV Sperm Washing Clinics in the US

Posted by RayWill, 1 Reply
...in the southeastern United States (i.e. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc.) who offer sperm washing for HIV serodiscordant couples? Read more »

Talking about having a baby...

Posted by Carrie, 2 Replies
...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 anything about having... Read more »

Wanting kids

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
...father, I have so much to offer. I feel like I got cheated on not being able to be a father. I dont know now if I can be with a HIV neg female or even go on dates anymore without the feeling rejected because of my status. Is it possible to find... Read more »

Do any drugs affect HIV test results?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I am taking valium for anxiety and recently had a negative HIV test. Could taking valium have compromised the HIV test results? Read more »