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1 small bump/canker on roof. Throat little sore. Dull ache n testicle.2pink flat circles on butt. No fever/rash. Slight burn to pee. Thick semen. Hiv or no?
See doctor ASAP: You need to see your doctor asap. It may be something serious. ...Read more
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
Should I get tested for HIV if some semen (unknown HIV status and exposed 15 minutes to air) have come in contact with a hangnail on my finger? Why?
Can one get HIV from touching semen spillage? Esp if I have cut on hand. Dunno whether semen from hiv+ guy or not or how long had it been exposed to air
Unlikely: A cut on your hand is still protected by the fibrin that has stopped the bleeding. Entry of virus into your bloodstream where it can do harm in this setting is extremely unlikely. You're an adult now and this brings new joys and new dangers. Be careful in all "adult" situations -- you owe this to yourself and those who love you. Best wishes. ...Read more
Other fluids too: We recommend using "universal precautions" when handling semen, blood or other body fluids from HIV positive individuals. We usually consider HIV to be a std, so for the most part, you need not be overly concerned about contact with saliva, for example. Semen and blood banks screen donors to prevent infecting recipients. ...Read more
Don't take chances: While HIV is reported as only capable of living hours-days in the environment, some hepatitis viruses and other infectious agents can live much longer--also, you do not want to be the first-case-ever for something. Clean up with commercially available antiviral/antimicrobial cleaner or wipe. ...Read more
Can you get HIV from sitting on wet seat (worst case example if it was HIV semen about 30 seconds exposed in air)? Liquid went inside butt w/clothes
Forgive my surprise: You're almost a grown man and I'm wondering why you'd have a fear like this. You say you sat down where you have reason to believe that an hiv-positive male had just ejaculated, and that the fluid soaked through the back of your trousers and up there? Something else must be troubling you. Your personal physician is your best friend. Be brave, make the phone call now, and had an honest talk. ...Read more
Yes: Unprotected sex with a HIV infected person carries a high risk of exposure. Your risk will even be higher if you have open sores, break in skin, if your part has viremia, not taking his art medications. The semen with blood even poses more risk. See your doctor immediately to be placed on exposure medication prophylaxisi. ...Read more
Agn askn! General que=why does HIV semen reach tonsil on perfrmn BJ? Shouldn't it enter 2 oesophagus? Does fud we eat enter stomach/tonsil? Plz ans
Tonsils R in throat: Anything swallowed goes past the tonsils at back of throat, before it separates into airway & esophagus ...Read more
As per my previous questn ans, does it mean if I swlw lots of precum but no semen I cant get hiv? Sory 2 ask again
Can you get HIV from drinking coffee that had hiv+ blood/ semen in it without your knowledge? Is that possible?
Highly unlikely: Highly unlikely but why would someone do that? ...Read more
Fixed someone's catheter and changed wet sheet half hr later scratched groin area if any semen on sheet could HIV be transmitted?
If someone with hiv has semen or blood on their hands & you shake hands&right after use the restroom&wipe yourself. How likely is it to transfer?
Out of curiosity, if someone with hiv has semen or blood on their hands & you shake hands&right after use the restroom&wipe yourself. Is it transmitted?
How long would HIV infected semen live in the water of a toilet bowl that's been mixed with urine and feces? And the toilet is flushed frequently?
It doesn't: It doesn't. Period. End of worry. Why would anyone ask this question? It is extremely bizarre. Please clarify if you do not understand how impossible this scenario is for risk of infection. ...Read more
For ivf, can sperm be separted from the semen to avoid possible HIV infection? What are the chances of infection for a undet. Vr?
How likely is it to contract HIV from semen on top of the skin? After sex he ejaculated on my stomach I wiped it off right after. Please let me know.
Can a simple urine analysis, urine culture or semen analysis report detects HIV infections/bacteria or stds?
No.: Anything is possible, but this seems really really unlikely. Maybe one in a million chance. Even when there is direct mucous to mucous membrane contact or a direct puncture with an infected needle, chances are low. This has to be orders of magnitude below that. ...Read more
HIV: In certain conditions, the virus can survive outside the body for several weeks. Survival depends on the body fluid, volume of the fluid, concentration of the virus within it, temperature, acidity, and exposure to sunlight and humidity. HIV transmission has not been reported as a consequence of contact with spillages of blood, semen or other body fluids. ...Read more
Varies: It depends upon physical factors like how rapidly the semen dries, the temperature, where the semen is deposited, etc. This virus seldom survives long outside of the body unless it has a cell carrier. Semen can provide that as long as it remains wet. Once it is completely dry the virus will die. ...Read more
Relax, Don: We know from the old days when HIV wasn't treatable that family members don't infect each other without intimate contact. And dried semen won't infect anyone, nor has anybody gotten sick from "safe sex" in which semen can end up on the skin. Let's practice good housekeeping and car-keeping, especially now that you're a grown man and a Dad -- but don't worry about HIV from this. ...Read more
My boyfriend for the first time had blood in his semen does this mean he has hiv? Please help me.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more