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Drugs that eliminate HIV in semen

Why in 25 years there aren't yet drugs that eliminates instead of decreasing virus in seminal fluids. Current meds help to reduce the presence but there's always a trace of the virus. Drugs that are able to eliminate virus in seminal fluids would...
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
...I am not aware of any such drug. Semen or the genital tract is only one place the virus is present. The virus circulates in the body in a cell free and cell-based form Read more »

will Semen culture will detect hiv virus in semen?

Hi Doc.Its me again, I have mailed you my question earlier. but didnt receive any reply...I am 34... Read more »

Afraid after using a handkerchief that contained semen stains

Recently while staying in one of my friends room, I accidentally used a left over handkerchief to... Read more »
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HIV Said to Differ in Blood, Semen

...The study examined in detail the genetic population of HIV, specifically the env gene for HIV's envelope, in both blood and semen. "If everything we know about HIV is based on the virus that is in the blood, when in fact the virus in the... Read more »
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Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C Happens Through Blood, Not Semen, in Gay Men With HIV, Study Says

...unanswered: Is HCV being transmitted only through blood during these sex acts, or is it potentially being transmitted through semen? The answer, according to a recent study by German researchers, appears to be that HCV is only transmitted... Read more »
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Peptide in Human Semen May Enhance Infectiousness of HIV

...In this transcript, Frank Kirchhoff, M.D., Ph.D., discusses new research finding that a naturally occurring peptide in human semen appears to increase the infectiousness of HIV, 1 and discussing the potential use of such a finding in... Read more »
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Late Breaker No. LB11: Selection of Protease Resistance Mutations in Semen

...(PI) resistance mutations in viral isolates obtained from seminal plasma. The nine individuals studied came from the ACTG 347 semen substudy evaluating the effects of amprenivir (APV) alone or in combination with AZT/3TC on HIV levels in semen.... Read more »
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