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HOW LONG CAN HIV SURVIVE IN A SYRINGE

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HCV Survival in Syringes Affected by Syringe Type, Time and Temperature

Below is the transcript of a press conference held at CROI 2010 on Feb. 19, in which Elijah Paintsil, M.D., F.A.A.P., of Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., discusses a study he presented on the survival of hepatitis C virus... Read more »
AIDS Treatment News

Syringe Prescription Study Unexpected Bonus: Helping Long-Time Users Quit Drugs

A pilot study in Rhode Island, allowing physicians to prescribe syringes in order to reduce that state's exceptionally high rate of HIV infection among injection drug users, not only reduced needle sharing as hoped, but also helped some patients get... Read more »
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Kidney Transplant Survival Can Be Long-Term for People With HIV

A Johns Hopkins study finds that HIV-positive kidney transplant recipients could have the same one-year survival rates for themselves and their donor organs as those without HIV, provided certain risk factors for transplant failure are recognized... Read more »
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Difference between HIV 1 and 2; HIV survival in a syringe

Could you explain what the principal differences are between HIV 1 and HIV 2? Secondly, could you explain how long HIV will survive in a syringe?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.As far as HIV-2 is concerned, this virus is only rarely found outside ofWestern Africa. This is a separate virus from HIV-1 (not a strain of HIV-1). The major differences between HIV-1 (found worldwide) and HIV-2,... Read more »

How long does HIV survive outside the body wet or dried?

Essentially my father in law lives with us (we take care of him) He is HIV positive. This morning when I used the bathroom and stood up there was blood on the toilet seat which I sat on. I have researched as much as I can and the numbers are...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereViruses alive inside cells and must have the nutrients of a cell to remain alive. Outside a body, the virus is fragile and dies within minutes if it is allowed to dry up. HIV can survive longer in environments where blood or semen is... Read more »

LIFE OF HIV IN A SYRINGE

sir, I WANT TO ASK THAT HOW LONG DOES THE HIV SURVIVES IN ASYRINGE IN A ENVIRONMENT....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
This question has already been answered in detail. Please refer to Lifespan of virus in a needle.RMK... Read more »

syringe injury at work

Hi,I have read your answer on HIV survival in a syringe. So, now I am evern more concerned.Could you please give me some idea of what my risk would be being punctured by a discarded syringe? I do not work in healthcare but a very nice restaurant....
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
The question I responded to about HIV survival in a syringe (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionNon/Q9637.qna) has greatest relevance to injection drug users and little application to accidental punctures in situations... Read more »
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Syringe

Posted by anxiousanne, 1 Reply
How long can HIV survive inside of a syringe used to inject drugs? Read more »

How long does HIV survive outside the body?

Posted by xtreme, 2 Replies
Hi,

I just wanted to know how long HIV survives outside body and how long it would live on lets say a razor?? I get confused about what the CDC says..some say hours some say minutes...would it be more than a day?

Thanks Read more »

How long do HIV survive in Semen

Posted by Wantanswer, 2 Replies
I have a question. Why is there such conflicting report about how HIV survive outside the body in semen. There one report that HIV dies when the semen dried up. Then there other report that it dies instantly in semen when it hit the air? Which is... Read more »

How long does HIV survive in cold water?

Posted by jacob123, 2 Replies
So i was playing basketball, and i drank from this random guy's water bottle( cold water). What are the chances of catching any sort of HIV? Read more »