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How Long Does HIV Survive In Sperm

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Pregnancy and HIV

...Get AIDS? The virus that causes AIDS can be transmitted from an infected mother to her newborn child. According to the World Health Organization, without antiretroviral treatment, up to 30% of babies of infected mothers get HIV. 5% to 20% more can be infected through breastfeeding. Mothers with higher viral loads are more likely to infect their babies. However, no viral load is low enough to be "safe." Infection can occur any time during...
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HAND-JOB and HIV Transmission

Hi, I'm concerned about possible exposition.To my situation: i visited a female sex worker. I saw, she had a few clients before i went to her.She performed hand job on my penis, with babyoil. But i didn't see she washed her hands.What is if a guy...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Robby,Hand jobs, even from pros, are not considered to be a risk for HIV. HIV does not survive very long at all outside the body. Your HIV risk in nonexistent. Neither HIV testing nor PEP is warranted. Take a read through the archives. Read more »

vaginal fluid and sperm

how long does vaginal fluid and sperm live for once out of the body. For example it is on a prostitutes hand who give you a hand job without protection
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...It is difficult to say exactly how long HIV will survive outside of the body in different circumstances. Each situation will be unique. It is important to remember that Read more »

hiv on material objects

If I rented a lot of porn videos and say some of them have been touched with and had some sperm residue from previous borrowers,...am I at risk of getting HIV from touching the tapes and then masturbating?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...considered to be at risk for infection. HIV is not known to be transmitted through casual contact because HIV does not survive long enough to cause infection when exposed to the environment. RMK Read more »

infected sperm

hi, i masturbate a lot and i am hiv positive. i wanna ask will semen infect other persons outside the body? i always masturbate into my underwear and then puts into thewash with other clothes of my friends. will they get aids?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...infected by washing their clothes with yours. First of all, people do not get infected by casual contact. This means that HIV is not transmitted outside of sexual contact (anal, vaginal, and oral sex) or direct contact with blood (usually... 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 »

what is sperm washing???

Posted by posneg, 3 Replies
...with. i love my boyfriend with every inch of my heart, and still would love to have the happily ever after. i have been seeing sperm washing brought up a little, and was wondering if anyone could clue me in as to where on the east coast this is... 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 »

Contracting HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Recently my husband found out he is HIV+. At this time I am HIV - but I have only had one test and no viral load test done. We know he was negative in the beginning Read more »