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Can HIV Live In Blood Outside Body

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Can HIV be transmitted from body fluids (including blood) splash

Hello. I am a nurse in the CV-ICU (cardiovascular ICU) and a few days ago we had an HIV positive patient who underwent CABG. CABG is quite bloody and the patient had chest tubes attached to him. I was in charge of another patient in the unit but...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent. Neither worry nor HIV testing is warranted.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV risk from vaginal blood outside the body?

Doctor Bob, First let me say that the service you are providing here is wonderful! Just reading... Read more »

Hiv inside the body and blood transfutions

I tested posative for hiv in december of last year, since I have began taking Atripla and my viral... Read more »
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... Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself Read more »
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Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...online at www.labtestsonline.org/ . Red Blood Cell Tests Red blood cells carry oxygen from the lungs to cells throughout the body. This is measured by three main tests. The Red Blood Cell Count (RBC) is the total number of red blood cells.... Read more »
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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 »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...viral load test, resistance test, tropism test (seesheet called Understanding Lab Tests II ) Overall Health How your body systems are functioning If you have side effects from the drugs If you are having problems that are not... Read more »
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HIV will die within 20 mins out of body, right?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I heard that HIV in blood or semen cannot survive for more than 20 minutes if it exposes to air and remains on a surface, e.g. table, in a cup. However, Read more »

blood

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Hi. Just a question about blood on environmental surfaces. Suppose someone were to have a bleeding wound and get a small drop of blood on a surface (assuming Read more »

HIV OUTSIDE THE BODY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HOW LONG CAN SURVIVE OUTSIDE THE BODY IN SIDE A BODILY FLUID SUCH AS BLOOD OR CEMEN ? Read more »

Could HIV virus still survive after normal laundry

Posted by sushi77, 2 Replies
...Hello there, My pants were contaminated by somebody's blood the day before yesterday. Later, I put that pants into the laundry machine with some other clothes . I washed them in Read more »