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Is HIV Carried In Semen

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semen or vaginal secretion

since hiv is primarly transmitted through sex i was wondering does men carry more hiv then women... is there more hiv in semen or is there more hiv in vaginal secretion or is it about the same for both male and females?????
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
...affected by many things including presence of sexually transmitted diseases, menstrual cycle, hormones, blood viral load levels, HIV treatment and underlying genetics and immune system. Read more »

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Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...orally. These cases are all attributed to ejaculation in the mouth (i.e., exposure to semen, not exposure to vaginal fluid or pre-seminal fluid). If there is infected ejaculate, vaginal fluid, or blood present, the risk for infection is higher.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...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... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...abrasionsor cuts in your mouth before performing oral sex. Use mouthwash or a breathmint instead. Avoid swallowing pre-cum, semen, or vaginal fluids. Use latex condoms for oral sex on a man (try the unlubricated, flavoredones). ... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...of getting HIV are very small. You don't have to discuss sex at this age however you can teach children that some body fluids carry infection and should not be exchanged. Preteens: Children 9 to 12 years old think a lot about their bodies.... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
... yes hello this is some one out in the world who needs an answer. Here it goes, can you get HIV or aids if you masturbate to much? theis is no joke! If any one has an answer to my Q's please write back as soon as posi Read more »

can u be KIV positive if.....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Can u be HIV posotive if u finger a girl and she bleeds all over your fingers.....help please.... 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 »