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HIV Survival Outside Of The Body

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HIV survival outside the body

Along the lines of previous questions on this topic - I was looking after a patient with a viral load of 10 million and a CD4 count of <1. As part of my examination (I am a doctor) I scraped the sole of his foot with my car key to elicit a Babinski...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,HIV via Babinski??? Nah. Even if you used your tongue on his toes to elicit a tickle response, your HIV risk would remain completely Read more »

HIV survival outside body in steam room

Doctor,I was in a steam room at a bath house and had a cut on my foot. I am now concerned that I... Read more »

HIV survival outside the body; needles left around

My question stems from this situation: I used to do home health care and at times performed... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

... How is HIV passed from one person to another? Which body fluids transmit HIV? How well does HIV survive outside the body? Can I get HIV from anal sex? Can I get HIV from vaginal Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

... Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs Pets/Animals Contact With Saliva, Tears, Sweat, Feces or Urine HIV Survival Outside of the Body Is Someone Who Takes HIV Drugs Able to Transmit HIV? Is There a Pill That I... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV/AIDS Science

...infection. For more information see " What is AIDS? " * A mucous membrane is wet, thin tissue found in certain openings to the human body. These can include the mouth, eyes, nose, vagina, rectum, and opening of the penis. Where did HIV come... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Survival of HIV in the Environment

...been infected with HIV due to contact with an environmental surface. Neither HBV nor HIV are able to reproduce outside the human body, unlike bacteria or fungi which do so under suitable conditions. In laboratory studies of HIV and HBV, it was... Read more »
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HIV survival outside the body

Posted by Anonymous
...Maybe I'm dumb or a lil slow but im still confused about hiv survival outside the body and its ability to infect.Does it make a difference in the amount of blood or semen outside the body to determine the time of Read more »

Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body fluids that contains are dried then 90-99% of the virus is not active, so there... Read more »

Lapdance handjob is this a risk ?

Posted by scaredagain, 6 Replies
...later and I could only wash when I got back to the hotel,a few hours later. I have not been circumcised. I don't know the HIV status of this girl and am now starting to spiral into a depression worrying that there may have been some vaginal... Read more »

blood at swimming pool

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Someone had cut himself at the swimming pool and there were bloody footsteps on the floor (fresh blood). I think I accidentally stepped on the blood (I was bare-footed). Is this a possible way of infection? I didn't see any big cuts in my feet. Read more »