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Is The Herpes Virus In A Male's Semen

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...fact, unprotected (without a condom) anal sex (intercourse) is considered to be very risky behavior. 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 greater risk of getting HIV because the lining of the rectum is thin and may allow the virus to enter...
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VIRAL LOAD AND HIV TRANSMISSION

Hey Dr. Bob,What's the latest scoop on HIV viral load and the risk od HIV transmission. Was the Swiss Study correct?Thanks,Zeke
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...confirmed fact that even though the plasma viral load is suppressed to undetectable limits, folks can still have detectable virus in seminal fluid (and presumably anal secretions and vaginal/cervical secretions as well). (See below for a summary... Read more »

virus in semen

if a person has a undetectable viral load is the virus still in the semen?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Usually there is correlation between the viral load in the blood and the viral load in semen, but not always! It is possible to have an undetectable HIV plasma viral load while having an elevated viral load in semen.Dr. Read more »

Water sports, safe or not?

Dr. FrascinoIn a past "ask the experts" someone had asked if water sports were safe. You responded (and I am paraphrasing) that urine was sterile and could not transmit std's. I have since read and discussed with my MD, that CMV is often cultured...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...immune system (CD4 cell count, etc.) and also determine if you've been exposed to CMV ("CMV IgG" test). CMV is a member of the herpes virus family and is found in saliva, urine, semen and cervical secretions. It can be spread by sexual contact.... 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 yrs. I have been married for 4 years. I have no kid. Last week we had consult Doctor. He has asked me to take Semen Culture test. As he has analysis...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,A routine semen culture test is not designed to detect HIV. Your doctor is most likely looking for a bacterial infection, possibly prostatitis.My Read more »
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Peptide in Human Semen May Enhance Infectiousness of HIV

...poor countries where there is no money. They may be more interested if you can show the same mechanism in a hepatitis virus or herpes virus. Frank Kirchhoff: I agree. The inhibitor that we pulled out is highly specific for HIV-1. We started... Read more »
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Condoms

... What Are Condoms? What Are They Made Of? How Are Condoms Used? Using a Male Condom Using a Female Condom Nonoxynol-9 Condom Myths The Bottom Line What Are Condoms? A condom is a tube made Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Herpes Simplex (Cold Sores and Genital Herpes)

What Is Herpes? HSV and HIV How Is HSV Transmitted? How Is Herpes Treated? Can Herpes Be Prevented? The Bottom Line What Is Herpes? Herpes simplex refers to a group of viruses that infect humans. Like herpes zoster (shingles, see ... Read more »
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Kaposi's Sarcoma (KS)

...lymph nodes. KS involves the development of many new, tiny blood vessels. This process is called angiogenesis. KS is caused by a herpes virus called Human Herpes Virus 8 (HHV-8). In a recent study, men with HHV-8 were nearly 12 times more likely... Read more »
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HIV semen on vulva?

Posted by yummychocolate, 1 Reply
...I was having some fingering and foreplay and I might have gotten some of his semen on my clitoris or labia minora(inner labia). Is this a risk for getting HIV assuming he has it? If so, high or low? Read more »

Can Herpes Virus affect testing?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown status, 1 week later I got blisters and was diagnosed with Herpes, as if that wasn't bad enough I began having other symptoms. I was tested by elisa at 10 weeks and negative. Can the herpes infection... Read more »

i got a question

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This is probably gonna sound dumb, but can a heterosexual guy get HIV from an infected woman? And if so,how? i see how a woman can get it from a man, but unless a guy is gay, or does drugs, i don't understand how he can get it.Thanks! Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
Hello, I am the ex wife of an hiv positive dad. He became positive after our divorce. I am having a hard time dealiing with his status. We have two very small children under 4 years old. I am afraid to leave them with him alone. He has been very... Read more »