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Is Blood In Semen A Sign Of AIDS

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Blood & Semen Survivability of HIV Outside of the Body

I have a 2 questions regarding HIV transmission and survivability outside of the body.1,) How long will the HIV virus survive in blood outside of the body say within a insulin type of needle. I have been told by some needle sharers that the needle...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...hopefully helps:1) Please refer my previous response to the question "Lifespan of virus in needle" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionNon/Q9637.qna). In that response I identify a study that found that HIV in... Read more »

Viremia in the blood semen and gut

How is possibile, during haart, to find hiv virus in semen while the blood viremia is below the... Read more »

Blood in Semen

I am a 50yo Hiv+ man. Have been doing well for several years now, undetectable with about 500 T... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Said to Differ in Blood, Semen

...amplification. The results likely would not have changed with the inclusion of more men, said Dr. Stuart Shapiro of the Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology. "It is an achievement they were able to do with 16 men," he said of the expensive,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effects of Early Syphilis on CD4 Counts and HIV-1 RNA Viral Loads in Blood and Semen

... The researchers conducted a retrospective case-controlled study comparing blood plasma HIV-1 viral loads and CD4 counts in cases during early syphilis (n=63, 27 receiving antiretroviral therapy) to those before and after Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

AIDS Myths and Misunderstandings

... Why Are There so Many AIDS Myths? Myths About "Catching" HIV Myths About a Cure AIDS Is a Death Sentence The Government Developed AIDS to Reduce Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...asking questions. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention. (2003). Fact Sheet: HIV and its transmission: Retrieved March 2003. Heft, L., et. al. (1997). Fact... Read more »
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Blood in semen?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...is blood in semen a symptom of HIV? Had a small amount appear in my semen this morning. Read more »

Cooking question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If someone gets a little cut while cooking and he actually touches the food, or if blood gets into the food, or if he touches the food with the wounded finger, could I get infected after eating it? Thanks. Read more »

Question for whoever

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...If someone is HIV pos. does all of their sexual secretions and blood contain the virus or just some. Read more »

HIV/aids

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 »