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Semen Analysis And Hiv

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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 advice, if you have not already done so, is to level with both your doctor and wife regarding... Read more »

Viral Load in Blood and Semen (VIRAL LOAD IN SEMEN VERSUS BLOOD)

Have there been any studies correlating viral loads as determined by blood analysis versus viral... Read more »

bloody semen,floaters,allergies=hiv??

Hi doctor, I am a 25 yr old male who is convinced I have HIV, despite testing neg 4 times. In 1986... Read more »
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Detectable HIV May Be in Semen Despite Viral Suppression in Blood

HIV can still be detected in the semen of some HIV-infected men, even if they are on sustained antiretroviral therapy and have an undetectable viral load in their blood, according to a study presented at IAS 2013 . The study, conducted by French... Read more »
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Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C Happens Through Blood, Not Semen, in Gay Men With HIV, Study Says

Sexual transmission of hepatitis C (HCV) has been documented since 2000 among gay, HIV-positive men in several major cities, including Amsterdam, Berlin, London and New York. The sexual practice of fisting has been particularly associated with the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Effects of Early Syphilis on CD4 Counts and HIV-1 RNA Viral Loads in Blood and Semen

The researchers conducted a retrospective case-controlled study comparing blood plasma HIV-1 viral loads and CD4 counts in cases during early syphilis (n=63, 27 receiving antiretroviral therapy) to those before and after syphilis and with controls... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

HIV Can Be Found in Semen Even When Viral Load Is Undetectable in Blood

HIV can be detected in semen of men who have an undetectable viral load in blood, according to results of a 304-man study. 1 This finding underlines the importance of using condoms when having sex, even if a man is taking antiretroviral therapy... Read more »
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Fingering with semen and Semen in mouth

Posted by andyz
Let me try to briefly narrate all what happened to me to date.
I"m a 35 yr old gay male
On January 13th, I had a sexual encounter with a guy I randomly met. after we're done he tells me he is hiv positive!
He performed protected insertive sex on me... Read more »

AnalysisParalysis!!!

Posted by DFWMan, 3 Replies
First, let me start by saying this site has been an excellent source of education & inspiration for me over the last couple of weeks - kudos to all of you great people!!!

Here's the scoop:
June 16th I was intimate with someone who's status I am... Read more »

How long do HIV survive in Semen

Posted by Wantanswer, 1 Reply
I have a question. Why is there such conflicting report about how HIV survive outside the body in semen. There one report that HIV dies when the semen dried up. Then there other report that it dies instantly in semen when it hit the air? Which is... Read more »

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 »