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Tenofovir In Semen

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Tenofovir (Viread)

What Is Tenofovir? Tenofovir (Viread), also called bis-POC PMPA, is a drug used as part of antiretroviral therapy (ART). It is manufactured by Gilead Sciences. The FDA approved tenofovir for use against HIV in October 2001. Generic versions have been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Tenofovir is a nucleotide analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs stop HIV from multiplying by preventing the reverse...
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Decreased semen volume/teste size.

45yo Hiv + tcell count 930, viral load 85 - seroconverted in 1984. Have been on Kaletra(liponovir)and tenofovir for nearly three years. I have experienced a significant reduction in semen volume and testicle size in the last eighteen months.My...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi John,Weeks of abstinence might give you "blue balls," but it won't plump up your cojones! There are a variety of reasons that your "home entertainment center" may be downsizing and becoming less productive. I cannot... Read more »

Semen on my eyes! (SEMEN and EYE CONTACT 2008)

I hook up with this guy. Sucked him using a condom and when he ejaculated well I allowed him to do it on my face. It was a lot of semen!! I closed my eyes but there was so much cum on my face, tried to clean myself, I open my eyes a bit and I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,As you might imagine, you are not the first person to get spunked in the eye with a load of baby batter. See below.Dr. Bobrisk of exposure to eyes (EYE EXPOSURE) (SEMEN and EYE CONTACT)Aug 9, 2007 I have read two different responses on your boad... 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 load in semen?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Yes, generally they correlate. However, there can be cases where the levels differ. (See below.) Dr. Bobhiv viral load in semen versus blodNov 30, 2006 Hi Dr. Bob, Please settle a dicussion I've been having on an hiv information site to... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

Tenofovir

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I'm just starting treatment and my doctor who does things differently recommended tenofovir...I know it's a new drug. Has anyone any experience with it?


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HIV testing while on tenofovir.

Posted by EmeandEme, 1 Reply
I have been taking tenofovir for over 6 months for Hep B. 3 months ago I had unprotected sex because the condom broke and need to figure out what test I need to take to check for HIV.

I have gotten tested every single month and everything has come... Read more »

Semen

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Is semen contagious ?

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