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Risk Of AIDS Transmission From Dried Semen

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Get the Facts
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...
Ask the Experts

Lots of semen... what's my risk?

Hi Dr. Bob. Thank you so much for the service you provide. It's an immeasurable help to so many people.A few days ago, I was feeling really aroused, so I met this guy through Craigslist, and invited him over to masturbate together (nothing more). I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Paul,You checked the archives and noted that "mutual masturbation isn't a risk." Bravo! I absolutely agree, which is not surprising considering the fact I wrote most of those expert opinions. However, you're Read more »

semen

aside from STD, is ingestion of semen harmfull to health?...what is it made of?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...sperm cells, surrounded by a thick fluid. White blood cells can sometimes be found in semen as well. Aside from the well-known risks of HIV and other STDs, semen will not pose a health risk to most people. However, some persons have been... Read more »

undetectable VL. Risks of unprotected sex with neg partner.

I have been poz for 3 yrs and on meds the whole time. I have an undetectable viral load and high CD-4's. I never miss a dose of my meds. I am with a neg partner. He likes to have unprotected anal sex (insertive and receptive) with me without...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...situation, because there are too many variables to control for. Also, because we know this type of exposure does carry some degree of risk, it would be unethical to conduct a clinical trial to determine exactly how risky. We can say the risk is... Read more »

am I at risk

Dr. Dieterich, My partner is hcv infected, am I at risk by kissing, especially after brushing our teeth? He is asymptomatic. If his hcv viral load is low is the risk to me lower? Is oral sex risky regarding "pre-cum"? Can he have been exposed but...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
...Dear Steve,Kissing has not been demonstrated to be a risk yet for HCV transmission. Symptoms have no bearing on the risk of transmission or the prognosis for that matter. Some people (10%) or so will have antibody to HCV and have no detectable... Read more »
Articles
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...not. Possibly Infectious "Bodily Fluids" HIV might be transmitted from an infected person to another through: pre-seminal fluid (pre-cum) Pre-seminal fluid is a clear fluid that lubricates men's urethras. It is produced by a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...safer sex to riskier sex. Each time you engage in a sexual activity, you choose (whether consciously or unconsciously) the level of risk you are comfortable with for that moment. Safer sex often involves use of latex condoms, latex dental dams,... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV Transmission

...how effective this method really is in reducing transmission. It is best to use fresh needles each time. This eliminates any risk of infection. Many cities offer free needle exchange programs. Tattoos or body piercings should always be done by... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV semen on vulva?

Posted by yummychocolate, 1 Reply
...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 »

Kissing shaft and sitting Risk too?

Posted by happyheart, 2 Replies
...kissed the shaft of his penis, which had no barrier. I gave his shaft two quick pecks. It didn't seem wet or anything. Am I at risk for getting HIV this way? Am I at risk from the french kissing, sitting on his penis without my own underwear on... Read more »

what's the risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...about 3 weeks ago, I had unprotected oral sex with an FDNY firefighter after a night out in Manhattan. i don't think i got any semen in my mouth (it was all over my clothes and everywhere else) but i am still freaked out over the possibility of... Read more »

OCD or possible HIV risk?

Posted by 613, 4 Replies
...over my wash rag as a joke and I infected myself via when washing my rectum. Do you think this is OCD? So far what I know is HIV doesn't survive in the enviornment and unsafe sex or sharing a needle is the only way to get it. Read more »