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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
Probably more in men, although the level is 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 »

gay..touched his semen...wiped ..sniffed..hiv fear (HIV FROM SNIFFING, 2009)

dear doctor, I WENT THROUGH ALL UR FORUMS BUT COULD NOT FIND SIMILAR QUESTION....SO PLZ HELP...i... Read more »

hiv from smelling old semen

i was in my bathroom when i noticed a hand towel in the corner i looked at the hand towel i noticd... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Sexual Activities Other Than Intercourse Carry Risk of HIV, Other STIs, Study Finds

Sexual activities other than intercourse carry some risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, according to a report from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists published recently in the journal Obstetrics and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Malaysian Health Official Urges Women to Carry Condoms to Prevent HIV Transmission

Malaysian Deputy Health Minister Abdul Latiff Ahmad during the 25th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial on Saturday urged women in the country to carry condoms to protect themselves against HIV transmission, the AP/Google.com reports. Ahmad... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Thailand: Thousands of Civil Servants Carry AIDS Virus

Thailand's campaign to reduce new HIV infections among young people has been showcased during World AIDS Day events in the country this week. "Most new infections are detected among people aged between 19 and 29," said Dr. Somyot Kittimunkong,... Read more »
TheBody.com

Carrying an Important Message; HIV-Positive Woman Turns to Churches to Help Educate Newark on AIDS Prevention

For three years, AIDS advocate Deloris Dockery has been lobbying Newark-area churches to preach HIV prevention. Early detection, safe sex, and needle exchange are topics many pastors and bishops feel uncomfortable addressing from the pulpit, but... Read more »
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semen in contact with bleeding lip during oral sex

Posted by caliku, 1 Reply
2.5 days ago performed oral sex on someone who's status I don't know and can't find out. realized after he ejaculated in my my mouth that my chapped lip was bleeding. Worried that virus got in through that way. What is my risk of HIV transmission... Read more »

Female Fingered with Semen: What's My Risk?

Posted by anxious123, 1 Reply
Thanks so much for providing this forum.

I'm worried about an encounter I had 17 days ago with a male of unknown HIV status. I gave him an unprotected blowjob with ejaculation, which I know is an activity that carries some, albeit low, risk.

However... Read more »

I got Carried away?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
hey friends,
I need some serious advice.
I was drunk last night and i went with a girl whom i knew since last year but then i was away for my studies to London and came back lack month and called this girl whom i met last year through soem of my... Read more »

Fingering with semen and Semen in mouth

Posted by andyz
Let me try to briefly narrate all what happened to me to date.
I"m a 35 yr old gay male
On January 13th, I had a sexual encounter with a guy I randomly met. after we're done he tells me he is hiv positive!
He performed protected insertive sex on me... Read more »