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Pregnancy and HIV

...be infected if the delivery takes a long time. During delivery, the newborn is exposed to the mother's blood. An HIV-infected father can transmit HIV to his wife and to their child. To reduce this risk, some couples have used sperm washing and artificial insemination. How Can We Prevent Infection of Newborns? What if the father is infected with HIV? Recent studies have shown that it is possible to "wash" the sperm of an HIV-infected...
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sawalling your own sperm (QTND: CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV OR STD, 2009)

can u swallaw ur own sperm if not did i cacth any thing
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...YOURSELF HIV OR STD BY MASTURBATION, 2008) Sep 4, 2008 Hi, Can you give yourself HIV by masterbating, like if a little bit of you sperm or seaman or something mange to get up your arse. thanks Response from Dr. Frascino Hello, If a "seaman"... Read more »

Does Truvada/Efavirenz affect your sperm count

I am a 30yr old man I have started treatment cause my CD4 count was 180 and my viral load was 5000. I taking trudava and efavirenz. I noticed that there is a change i my sperms, they are watery instead of being whitish is there an explaination. I...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...noticed or reported change in semen quality. Many chemicals can find their way into semen and effect color. Hydration status, food intake, frequency of ejaculation, many other medications--many factors can influence semen quality/quantity. KH Read more »

how safe is it to have kids with washed sperm and invitro

hii understand that questions about having children are asked alot, but i was wondering just how safe sperm washing and invitro is. what is the percentage of infecting the woman, if it is the man who is positive. I am 26, and found out that i was...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Sperm washing and in vitro fertilization is considered to be very safe. You should work closely with your HIV specialist and an HIV-knowledgeable Read more »

Feeling depressed all the time from HIV thoughts

Hi I am really sorry to send you this but I have been really worried and after you have read my question you are going to think its silly but I need a scientific reason as well to persuade me. Anyway I will explain my story One day I realised I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...five days in your trash bin, mixing with your five-day-old spunked Kleenex and "somehow formed receptors to the T-cells in the sperm within 5 days and then become airborne" thereby infecting you as you examined your 5 day old moldy jizz. Have I... Read more »
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You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...alternative insemination. This can be done at home or may require medical assistance, such as from a fertility clinic. At home, sperm is placed into the vagina with a syringe or eye dropper. Some women have their partner provide sperm; others use... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Wasting Syndrome

...wasting in women can start with a loss of fat. What Causes AIDS Wasting? Several factors contribute to AIDS wasting: Low food intake : Low appetite is common with HIV. Also, some AIDS drugs have to be taken with an empty stomach, or with a... Read more »
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Couples With Mixed HIV Status

...to show up on the test. The viral load test measures virus in the blood. It doesn't tell you about virus in sexual fluids (sperm or vaginal fluids.) The viral load test result was for when your sample was taken, not today. Viral load can... Read more »
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Condoms

...keep the semen inside. Gently pull the condom out and throw it away. Nonoxynol-9 Nonoxynol-9 is a chemical that kills sperm (a spermicide). It can help prevent pregnancy when it is used in the vagina along with condoms or other birth... Read more »
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HIV Sperm Washing Clinics in the US

Posted by RayWill, 1 Reply
...fertilization clinics in the southeastern United States (i.e. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc.) who offer sperm washing for HIV serodiscordant couples? Read more »

Wanting kids

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
Hi, this is my first time to post anything like this. I was diagnosed almost a year now (July 8). Im a straight man broke up with my girl at that time and had unprotected sex with a woman. It was fine until I went in for my routine check up before I... Read more »

We are using a sperm donor to have a baby

Posted by clairedh, 2 Replies
...My husband is positive and I am negative. We have been married for 6 years. We have finally decided to use a sperm donor to have a baby. Is there anyone else out there in a similar situation? I am not sure how to explain to our family members Read more »

hiv from infected chicken burger...?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
alright dont make fun of me for asking, but since you can get hiv from oral sex by swallowing semen, what if somebody ejaculated into one of your sandwiches at mcdonalds or any other fast food restaurant? would it be possible to get infected here... Read more »