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Sperm And HIV

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sperm and HIV

My job used to be in HIV prevention (prior to 2009) and at that time I taught that semen transmitted HIV but not the sperm itself. I also know you can successufly use sperm washing for insemination. Just today I saw that in 2009 there was a study...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:You are correct. HIV is transmitted in the seminal fluid NOT the actual sperm. Sounds like a bunch of HOGWASH to me!In health,Richard... Read more »

hiv in vaginal fluid enters condom fused with sperm cause hiv?

Sir, Recently I had a sex with a prostitute, only one time. Firstly I undressed her. I just touched... Read more »

sperm washing-hiv discordant couples

Dear Mr. Sowadsky, I can't believe that I have found someone willing to address my concern... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

FDA to Implement Guidelines Banning MSM From Donating Sperm Because of Perceived HIV Risk

FDA on May 25 will implement new rules banning anonymous sperm donation by any man who has had sex with another man within the past five years because the agency says that such men collectively are more likely to be HIV-positive than other men,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Senate Committee Approves Bill That Would Allow HIV-Positive Men to Have Sperm Washed, Used for Fertility Treatments

The California Senate Health Committee on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a bill (SB 443 ) that would allow HIV-positive men to have their sperm washed and used for fertility treatments, including artificial insemination and in vitro... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Senate Approves Bill That Would Allow HIV-Positive Men to Have Sperm Washed, Used for Fertility Treatments

The California Senate recently voted 35-1 to approve a bill (SB 443 ) that would allow HIV-positive men to have their sperm washed and used for fertility treatments, the MediaNews/ Oakland Tribune reports (Geissinger, MediaNews/ Oakland Tribune ,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

California Senate Committee to Debate Bill That Would Allow HIV-Positive Men to Have Sperm Washed, Used for Fertility Treatments

The California Senate Health Committee on Wednesday is scheduled to debate a bill (SB 443 ) that would allow HIV-positive men to have their sperm washed and used for fertility treatments -- including artificial insemination and in vitro... Read more »
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HIV Sperm Washing Clinics in the US

Posted by RayWill, 1 Reply
Does anyone know if there are any invitro fertilization clinics in the southeastern United States (i.e. Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, etc.) who offer sperm washing for HIV serodiscordant couples? Read more »

Sperm

Posted by Anonymous
Is there anyone that could help me with this question.I am a female and i was giving unprotected oral to a man and he pulled out i didn't get any sperm in my mouth but some shot on my face and in my eye,what is the risk getting sperm in my eye if... Read more »

Sperm washing in Italy

Posted by Anonymous
My husband was diagnosed with AIDS 8 years ago. He is very healthy and we are trying to get information on Italy for sperm washing so we can have a child of our own. Looking to hear from someone who has gone there and had the procedure done. We are... Read more »

We are using a sperm donor to have a baby

Posted by clairedh, 2 Replies
My husband is positive and I am negative. We have been married for 6 years. We have finally decided to use a sperm donor to have a baby. Is there anyone else out there in a similar situation? I am not sure how to explain to our family members... Read more »