Semen in the eye

Published: 07 April 2009

One case has been reported where a man is believed to have been infected by getting his partner's semen into his eye. This case was reported by the same Swedish team which also reported six cases of oral transmission1 (described in the section on Oral sex) and the case is considered reliable, but there are no estimates of the overall risk of transmission by this route.

References

  1. Grutzmeier S HIV transmission in gay men in Stockholm, 1990-1992. Ninth International Conference on AIDS, Po C02–2584, Berlin, 1993
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