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What Is The Risk Of Eating Sperm

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Pregnancy and HIV

...of an HIV-infected man so that it can be used to fertilize a woman and produce a healthy baby. These procedures are effective. However, they are very expensive and not easily available. Use antiretroviral medications: The risk of transmitting HIV is extremely low if ARVs are used in pregnancy and labor, and the mother does not breastfeed. Transmission rates are only 1% to 2% if the mother takes combination ARV therapy (ART). The rate is...
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I'm so scared, suicidal and confused...

Quick q&a and donation to make you smile! I was eating chicken strips from KFC and noticed some red stuff on it that looked like blood (hopefully katsup) If this was in fact HIV infected blood on my chicken strip and I had dry, peeling lips that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi KFC-guy,I agree: It's most likely Catsup, but even if it were blood from an HIVer, your acquisition risk is nonexistent. HIV doesn't live very long outside the body (or in microwave ovens!).Thank you for your donation to the Robert Read more »

HIV risk nipple sucking on lactating woman (BREAST MILK and HIV TRANSMISSION)

I am 30 years male and had a protected sex with female sex worker 5 months ago . I kissed her nipples also .I felt she was lactating. is breast sucking or nipple sucking on a lactating woman carries risk to HIV infection or any STD s. I got...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...amount of virus in the infected milk, quantity ingested, presence of cuts or sores on the oral mucous membranes, etc. Overall the risk of an adult contracting HIV from nipple noshing would be extremely low. However, when in doubt a simple rapid... Read more »

Final question from crazy straight jacket guy

Hi Really, really sorry to bother you but this should be my last time. I was just wondering if there is anything which would affect a test result at 3 months. Just had second thoughts when you said that fruits and vegtables had no effect (thought...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for a t cell to die (hence because if the t cell died the virus would have died with it) I know its a long shot but am I at risk? NB I have checked the other forums and they are all about sex and the normal ways of getting it. Response from Dr.... Read more »

We need more people like you

Hi Just wanted to say thank you for putting up with my posts. I believe most people here feel the same way and are thankful that people like you exist. You must have very little time in the day (I think I read your a lecturer) but yet you still...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...for a t cell to die (hence because if the t cell died the virus would have died with it) I know its a long shot but am I at risk? NB I have checked the other forums and they are all about sex and the normal ways of getting it. Response from Dr.... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...mothers was also HIV positive. However, we now know a lot about how to prevent vertical transmission, and with proper care the risk of your child becoming infected with HIV can be less than 2 percent. Experts have written treatment guidelines... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: Having a Baby When You're HIV Positive

...tested sperm are placed in a plastic device that sits very close to the cervix. Only the sperm can swim through, avoiding the risk of putting an infected cell directly into the uterus. Those are the two options. How long does this cup have to... Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...activity, people have reportedlybecome infected with HIV in this way. A number of studies have tried todetermine the exact level of risk of oral sex, but it can be difficult to getaccurate information from study participants. Since oral sex is... Read more »
The Well Project

Older Women: At Risk for HIV Infection

...don't have sex, many senior women aresexually active and some are injection-drug users. Older women can actually beat greater risk for HIV infection then younger women with the same behaviorsbecause they have thinner vaginal walls and other... Read more »
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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 »

hiv from infected chicken burger...?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
alright dont make fun of me for asking, but since you can get hiv from oral sex by swallowing semen, what if somebody ejaculated into one of your sandwiches at mcdonalds or any other fast food restaurant? would it be possible to get infected here... Read more »

Wanting kids

Posted by Anonymous, 12 Replies
Hi, this is my first time to post anything like this. I was diagnosed almost a year now (July 8). Im a straight man broke up with my girl at that time and had unprotected sex with a woman. It was fine until I went in for my routine check up before I... Read more »

Telling Friends

Posted by toby75, 11 Replies
Just got diagnosed one month ago and it was a HUGE shock, I'm still not entirely sure how or when it happened, I feel completely ashamed and depressed and do not want to tell anyone. I have only told two really close friends as I know they would... Read more »