Advertisement

The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

Sperm Elisa

Here's a taste of what TheBody.com has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

HIV levels in sperm

Is it true that HIV levels are often (or usually?) greater in sperm than in blood? If so, do they do ELISA and PCR tests on sperm when HIV is suspected and tests on cells and plasma negative? Are there rare cases where HIV can be found in the sperm,...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
HIV levels are usually lower in semen (rather seminal fluid) than in blood. Semen is usually not tested for HIV infection.... Read more »

Hiv in aspermatic sperm? - NOT in the archives!

Hello,Here I am. Yet another Aussie. We will soon take over your site...WOW. I think I've... 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 »
Articles
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: OK to Ban Gay Sperm Donors, Court Rules

The Ontario Court of Appeal on Jan. 12 upheld a ban on gay men donating sperm to sperm banks. The court rejected the claim of a Toronto lesbian, known as Susan Doe, who argued against the 1977 ban. The federal Processing of Semen for Assisted... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Step-by-Step: Sperm Washing

1. Find a Sensitive Medical Provider See resources at the end. Ask members of your support system, such as other people living with HIV and your medical providers. Be aware that your doctor may have to sign a statement verifying that you're in... Read more »
HIV i-Base

NICE Guideline on Fertility Treatment Proposes Alternatives to Sperm Washing

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) are updating their fertility recommendations (last guidance was 2004). The 2012 draft includes a section on viral transmission with the review question: "What is the effectiveness and... Read more »
Connect With Others

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 »

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 »

what is sperm washing???

Posted by posneg, 3 Replies
if anyone has read any of my other post, you will see im new to this. my bf of 2yrs. is +, we recently found out. we are both very scared of what the future holds for us both. before we found this out, we were planning on getting married, having... 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 »