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Semen On Skin And Hiv Risk

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Skin cut and Semen

Firstly, I would thank you for your attention and say that I'm a big fan of your work in this site.The situation:Doctor, I'm in a magnetic relationship since 1 month. We are taking all measures to avoid sexual risk of infection. But, one...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.PEP would not be warranted for such a minimal potential exposure. I don't even feel you need HIV testing for anything other than calming any residual fears you may have.2.Read through the chapter on magnetic couples in the archives of this... Read more »

Possible Broken Skin Exposure to Semen and Hepatitis Symptoms

Dr. Dieterich,I am worrying about a possible exposure to semen.Approximately two months ago, I... Read more »

risk of getting hiv from small peeling skin and red thin skin around the nail?

i have a question for you mister shannon r.shouthall. Would a small peeling skin near your nail... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada Warns Not to Buy "Fresh" Semen Online

Health Canada on Tuesday warned of the potential disease risks associated with buying donor semen from unregulated online assisted-conception businesses. Prompted by media reports of the phenomenon, this is the agency's second such warning in the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Tibotec, FDA Update Warning Label on HIV Drug's Risk of Severe Skin Reaction

Tibotec Therapeutics, a unit of Johnson & Johnson, "has strengthened a warning about serious skin reactions in patients treated with the company's HIV drug Intelence," the FDA and the company said on Wednesday, Reuters reports. Intelence has... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Common Protein in Human Semen Increases Infectious Potential of HIV, Study Says

A common protein in human semen increases the infectious potential of HIV 100,000-fold, according to a study published Friday in the journal Cell , the San Francisco Chronicle reports (Russell, San Francisco Chronicle , 12/14). Researchers at... Read more »
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How long do HIV survive in Semen

Posted by Wantanswer, 2 Replies
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 »

No Semen= No Risk?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi-
I was wondering- if there is no precum or cum or blood at all from the man, but the sex is still unprotected, is there an HIV risk at all? I don't see how b/c HIV is only in the man's semen and blood and if none is present, infection is not... Read more »

Female Fingered with Semen: What's My Risk?

Posted by anxious123, 1 Reply
Thanks so much for providing this forum.

I'm worried about an encounter I had 17 days ago with a male of unknown HIV status. I gave him an unprotected blowjob with ejaculation, which I know is an activity that carries some, albeit low, risk.

However... Read more »

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 »