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How Long Does Hiv Live 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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Hand job with a cut

...from me chewing my finger nails. The nail was chewed low and some skin was damaged but there was no sign of blood.Question 1/How long does HIV live in semen once it is out of the body?Question 2/How high of a risk of exposure to HIV in the above...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...another person's fluids remote. Survival of HIV in the environment isn't a concern in your case since you had direct contact with semen. The most important thing for you to remember is that there is no evidence that people get infected through... Read more »

Can you please help???? Living with fear of HIV for a long time.

Hello Dr. Horwath, Now I know that you cannot diagnose someone over the internet and I plan on seeing a psychiatrist. However, can you possibly give me an insight into what my problem might be. I am terrified of the HIV virus. I do...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...You cannot get HIV infection from shaking hands.You definitely have an anxiety problem, probably obsessive-compulsive disorder. You should seek Read more »

Old semen exposed to penis

Dear Dr. Frascino,My partner and I gave eachother handjobs while using condoms. About 4 or 5 hours later I used his semen from his used condom to masturbate. I have read very similar cases on the forum, but all of them had to do with penile exposure...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...full hours after your initial nookie and still you couldn't find anything better to burp the nephew with than old used condom semen??? Dude, it's time for you to invest in some slippery stuff.Should you be worried and paranoid? Nope. Your HIV... Read more »
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...environment, making the possibility of environmental transmission remote. HIV is found in varying concentrations or amounts in blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk, saliva, and tears. (See below, Saliva, Tears, and Sweat.) In order to obtain... Read more »
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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...common to AIDS How Is HIV Spread? HIV is spread through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen ("cum") and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

...Fact Sheet 150 for current information on how HIV is transmitted. Transmission can only occur if someone is exposed to blood, semen, vaginal fluid or mother's milk (see Fact Sheet 611 ) from an infected person. There is no proven case of... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...Cleaning equipment withbleach will kill HIV, but it may not stop Hep C. Practice safer sex. Use condoms. Do not donate blood, semen or organs. Practice safer tattooing. Do not re-use needles. Do not share razors or toothbrushes. Want more... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

What Is AIDS?

...anyone who's infected, even if they don't look sick and even if they haven't tested HIV-positive yet. The blood, vaginal fluid, semen, and breast milk of people infected with HIV has enough of the virus in it to infect other people. Most people... Read more »
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To All Experts - HIV Life Outside Body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone know how long HIV can live in semen once it is outside the body? I was exposed to semen of unknow status and I'm concerned I could be in infected with HIV (or any Read more »

Questions, questions, questions...

Posted by neverxagain, 2 Replies
...your partner but still inside the condom? Pulling out is what I am refering to. -How long would HIV live outside the body in semen? As if you pulled out and ejaculated on your partner but not inside them. I'm sure I have a million more... Read more »

Talking about having a baby...

Posted by Carrie, 2 Replies
..."undetectable", so he 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... Read more »

Key facts about HIV/AIDS - Note Last Item

Posted by ScotCharles, 1 Reply
...immunodeficiency virus). INCUBATION PERIOD AND SYMPTOMS: * The HIV virus does not live for long outside the body. It is carried in semen, vaginal fluids, breast milk and blood. * The virus can multiply for weeks or even months before the... Read more »