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Can Hiv Be Transmitted Outside The Host's Body

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hiv outside the host

Dr. Bob,We have all read that hiv does not survive well outside the body, but what exactly happens to it when it leaves the host? Does the cell wall collapse, or do the glycoproteins get degraded, or does the capsid "burst", or etc..? Have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...cells, for example). HIV does not survive without viable host cells. Hence, when HIV and/or HIV-infected cells are outside of the body, they cannot survive. As for what happens to capsids, glycoproteins and genetic strands, etc. that depends on... Read more »

A few questions about the virus HIV rather than AIDS

I had a few questions about the HIV virus. Wikipedia was helpful I still need more information. ... Read more »

You are the only person I can turn to; please respond.

I have emailed several times about the ability of HIV to leave a non-bleeding open cut. I have... Read more »
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AIDS.gov

NIAID to Host Public Meeting on Future HIV/AIDS Research Networks

... The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the NIH will host a public meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, in Arlington, Va., to examine the future of the Institute's HIV/AIDS clinical 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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Central Coast HIV/AIDS Services Hosts World AIDS Day Events

...Central Coast HIV/AIDS Services will mark World AIDS Day with a full day of activities on Dec. 1. At 6 p.m., the group will co-host a commemoration -- including speakers, food and a candlelight vigil -- at Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

United Nations Scheduled To Host Six-Day HIV/AIDS Workshop for African Government Officials

...The United Nations beginning today is scheduled to host a six-day workshop to provide African government officials with information to "better understand the demographic aspects" of Read more »
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HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...is IF there had been a cut place or any blood on the barber mans hands or fingers, how long does hiv stay active outside the body in blood? I am so terrified of having to test again. I tested a few years back over and over repeatedly out to over... Read more »

Question about risk from this...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...and i know he rubbed some of his semen on the head of my penis. but i don't know how long hiv can survive once it has left his body (but i heard it can live a long time if it's still in the semen). and the fact that he rubbed it right on the head... Read more »

Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

Posted by MOCHA
...Center in Amsterdam. "And since generally all tissues on the outside of our bodies have Langerhans cells, we think that the human body is equipped with an antiviral defense mechanism, destroying incoming viruses," Geijtenbeek said. The finding,... 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 »