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Sperm And Possible HIV Exposure

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AIDS InfoNet

Couples With Mixed HIV Status

..."undetectable" viral load does not mean zero. It means there is not enough HIV in your blood sample to 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 change quickly, especially if you get sick with a cold or flu, or even if you get vaccinated. Even...
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Natural conception possible? My doc said yes!

I asked my doc what other options are available aside of IVF and sperm washing if a couple decides to have a child. He answered that as long as the viral load remains undetectable it is indeed possible to conceive naturally since the chances of...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...negative) conceive safely when the positive person is on effective HIV meds and has an undetectable HIV level. Use of pre or post exposure HIV meds, the turkey baster method, sperm washing, timing of intercourse or fertilization attempts only... Read more »

hiv in sperm

I was sucking a guy in a sex club he had cam in my mouth I had a cracked tooth with soar and j/o him with an abrasion on my finger I want the pep where do I go for a clinic? Am I at risk to get hiv
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello and thanks for your post.You are at some risk for HIV exposure; as such one might consider PEP. I usually recommend that patients like you go to an emergency room; alternatively you could Read more »

Given PEP Need Advice!!!!

I am on Combivir and Keletra as a PEP regimen I am wondering if it is a strong enough regimen or are other drugs better. Also I received the flu shot today will that decrease effectiveness? Does PEP actually work I took it 6 hrs post exposure and...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
...clearly upset you. Please let me provide you with some reassurance. First, you were using condoms which substantially reduces your HIV exposure risk. Second, you were placed on post exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) very promptly (within six hours of... Read more »

HIV Exposure Questions-Help me to understand (QTND: CAN YOU GIVE YOURSELF HIV OR STD, 2010)

Hello Dr. Frascino!Well, this siet provide the best informations about hiv, modern medications, hiv tests and so on. I'm male 34 and i go sometimes to professional sex workers (in Vienna). Now, Doc, i have soem questions-hope you can help me:I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...YOURSELF HIV OR STD BY MASTURBATION, 2008) Sep 4, 2008Hi, Can you give yourself HIV by masterbating, like if a little bit of you sperm or seaman or something mange to get up your arse.thanksResponse from Dr. FrascinoHello,If a "seaman" manages to... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...2005, the Centers for Disease Control reviewed information on PEP. They concluded that it should also be available for use after HIV exposures that are not work-related. People can be exposed to HIV during unsafe sexual activity, when a condom... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection-Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV in the United States

...(HIV) infection are those that protect against exposure to HIV. Antiretroviral therapy cannot replace behaviors that help avoid HIV exposure (e.g., sexual abstinence, sex only in a mutually monogamous relationship with a noninfected partner,... Read more »
HIV i-Base

Planning a Pregnancy

...sexually transmitted infections. The man should have a semen analysis. This can rule out any infection and also to ensure that his sperm count is fit and healthy. All these risk factors aside, HIV is actually quite a difficult virus to transmit.... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Step-by-Step: Sperm Washing

...vaccinated against those viruses. If the male has hepatitis C, for which there is no vaccine, it should be eliminated during sperm washing at the same time as the HIV and the sample tested for its presence afterwards (just as with HIV). It is... Read more »
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HIV EXPOSURE FROM A GUY FINGERING AND DEEP KISSING

Posted by Katietaylor, 1 Reply
Please can someone give me their honest opinion on whether this is a reason for me to be concerned and tested? Im going out of my mind with worry and keep checking my body for HIV symptoms due what I believe my risky exposure. Im a 34 year old... Read more »

Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
hello. Here's my problem. I work with a person who has hiv. We were gift wrapping with a little sewing scissors.. Well, he cut himself on it (just a little prick..that's what she said.. anyway) and then about two hours later I cut myself on the same... Read more »

HIV Sperm Washing Clinics in the US

Posted by RayWill, 1 Reply
...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 »

Exposure to HIV .PLEASE HLEP ME !!!!!

Posted by teoqn2
Dear doctors,please help me ,few days a go ,i went to a HIV Testing Centre to test for HIV, the result is negative but before i was taken blood , there are two spouses were HIV ,also come to this centre to check their CD4 tests,they put their ... Read more »