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Vasectomy And Hiv Transmission

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Vasectomy and HIV/STD's

Can a male who is HIV Positive, who has a had a vasectomy, transmit HIV and other STD's during unprotected sex?
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...you for your question. A vasectomy (a form of male sterilization to prevent pregnancy) will not prevent the transmission of HIV, nor other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). So even if you had a vasectomy, you are still capable of... Read more »

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Posted by wazsa, 1 Reply
...Can anyone tell me if having unprotected sex with a guy that has had a vasectomy is classes as safe or unsafe. The guy has been tested and is negative. Read more »

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...I am negative. As of yesterday, his viral load is considered undetectable. I want to get pregnant, but not only do we have HIV as an obstacle, he also had a vasectomy about 9 yrs ago. Does anyone have any suggestions for us having our own... Read more »

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