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Odds Of Infection Sperm

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infected sperm

hi, i masturbate a lot and i am hiv positive. i wanna ask will semen infect other persons outside the body? i always masturbate into my underwear and then puts into thewash with other clothes of my friends. will they get aids?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...washing the clothes in detergent and water will inactivate the virus as well.Try to remember that people are only at risk for infection when having sexual contact and direct contact with blood.RMK Read more »

non-dedtectable viral load, what is the possibility of infected sperm

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Donor HIV+, sperm in freezer (no MD supervision), at risk?

My sperm donor recently tested positive for HIV. 5-9 months ago, he donated sperm which I kept in... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status 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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Pregnancy and HIV

...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... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection

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Opportunistic Infections

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Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
...toilet paper. I am afraid that someone who used the roll before me may have pour infected blood into the roll, or he could eject sperm into the roll....Then when I used that roll to wipe my vagina and anus, the blood or sperm could enter my body... Read more »

one exposure?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I'm just curious as to whether anyone contracted HIV after one exposure...I've had only one questionable incident, and I do plan to get tested after the appropriate time and although the odds are low for one exposure, I'm sure that some people have... Read more »


Posted by naive101, 2 Replies
...days after my period ended. Now my questions are: a) whats the odds of me getting pregnant out of this incident. i heard that sperm can live up to 3 hours outside the human body. b) am i exposed to hiv infection if he is a +hiv person. pls let... Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...half an hour. what are the odds of getting hiv the first time? does the amount of time matter, does the fact that there was no sperm involved matter? i guess i'm just confused on what the odds are of contracting the virus on a first time basis.... Read more »