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What Amount Of Semen Is Transferred To Get Hiv

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Meds/side efffects transferred in semen?

My partner and I are both positive. He takes Atripla. I am not on meds. We have had condom-less anal and oral sex since we have been together (3 months.) Is it possible that his meds can be present in his semen and transferred to me? I have been...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
The levels of HIV drugs in semen would be negligible as far as resulting in side effects in a recipient partner unless there was an odd development of a hypersensitivity which his possible but has not been reported much to my knowledge. Headaches... Read more »

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hi doctor i am reading your forum for last 1year today i donate $25 which is equal... Read more »

Ways HIV transfer

HIV can be transfered through semen, vaginal fluid and blood. I was just curious if it is likely... Read more »
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How is transferred

Posted by mwizards23, 1 Reply
Does hiv need to be directly transmitted or can it pass off object to another person.
Also how long does it live out the body
And how relaible is the hiv duo or hiv1/2 antigen and antibody after 28 days Read more »

Blood in semen?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
is blood in semen a symptom of HIV?

Had a small amount appear in my semen this morning. Read more »

swallowed semen

Posted by micmax
I recently had a sexual experience that ended in swallowing a small amount of my partners semen (it was outside the body for approxmiately 10-15 seconds before I came in contact with it). My sexual partners HIV status is unknown to me.

He is very... Read more »

a considerable amount of HIV blood in a glass

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I am wondering if 20-30 ml of wet HIV-infected blood remained in a glass for more than twelve hours, will the blood be still infectious even if it is still wet after that 12 hours?? Read more »