Lifespan Of Virus In A Needle

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lifespan of virus in needle

Hi thereI've read that HIV can only survive outside the body for a few long does it survive inside a needle though?Hope you can answerThanks
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Several variables will effect the length of survival/viability of HIV in a syringe or hollow-bore needle. The volume of blood in the needle, the HIV titer (or the amount of virus in the blood), and temperatures the needle is exposed Read more »

JC Virus, needle stick

Dear Dr. Feinberg, I have written you before about my husband. He has PML with no other... Read more »


Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

NYC Commission on HIV/AIDS Report Recommends Condom Distribution, Needle Exchange, HIV Testing to Slow Spread of Virus

...Commission on HIV/AIDS on Monday released a draft report recommending increased condom distribution, the establishment of needle exchanges and routine HIV testing to slow the spread of HIV/AIDS in the city, the New York Times reports... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Detachable Needles on Syringes Promote Hepatitis C Transmission, Study Says

...the viability of hepatitis C virus (HCV) in used syringes. When shared among injecting drug users, syringes with detachable needles are more likely to transfer HCV from one person to another, the results show. In their experiment, Dr. Elijah... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Australia: Teachers Warned After Needle Scare

...occurred on Aug. 9 at Dover District High School, and all students who took part have been urged to undergo testing for blood-borne viruses, including HIV. Roscoe Taylor, Tasmania's director of public health, said he learned of the potential... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Canada: More Needles Given to Drug Users in Waterloo Region

... The number of sterile needles distributed to injection drug users in the Waterloo Region has increased three-fold over the past five years, said health officials. Read more »
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Needle Stories

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
... Search Urban Legends and Folklore HIV Needle-Stick Rumors Still Thriving Online Rumors of recent needle-stick incidents in Dallas and Denver, plus copycat pranks in Virginia Read more »

Needles in the vending machine

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Say you were to get pricked by a needle on the finger how deep would the wound have to be in order for the HIV fluid to get into your body ? what is the risk ? and Read more »

Needle Sticked

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I thought the chance of getting HIV was very very low ? how do you know the doctor got HIV from the needle ? and like i said im not crazy, i was right all along about the needles, so thank you all for telling me tht sick shit and tht Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Last post, HIV when entering the Human body has to enter a vein right ? say there was a needle on the bottom of a chair and you gotpricked by it, what are the chances of getting HIV ? how long can it survive in the needleRead more »
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