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Can Hiv Survive In A Freezer

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HIV survival in freezer

Hi, this is not directly linked to work place issues, but suppose someone scratched themselves on a shelf in a freezer (someone HIV positive), would any remaining HiV stay infectious if small traces of blood remained on that shelf? Thanks for your...
Nancy Breuer

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WorkPositive, Inc.
Heat destroys HIV. Freezing doesn't. Beyond those simple facts, this scenario describes a minute amount of blood on a metal freezer shelf. Ever see what happens to unwrapped food in a freezer? It loses all its moisture pretty fast. Freezing... Read more »

hiv survival in freezer? conflicting info

Hi Dr. I have looked through the archives and an older post from 2001 states that hiv can survive... Read more »

HIV in a freezer -2

Hi Nancy, you answered a question regarding the survival of HIV in a freezer. Thanks for your... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Survival of HIV-Infected Injection Drug Users (IDUs) in the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Era, Relative to Sex- and Age-Specific Survival of HIV-Uninfected IDUs

It remains unclear whether HIV-infected injection drug users (IDUs) in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) have durations of survival similar to those for comparable HIV-uninfected IDUs. The aim of the current study was to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Survival Rates Among HIV-Positive People Who Receive Lab Tests Similar to People Who Do Not Receive Tests, Study Finds

Survival rates among HIV-positive people who undergo routine viral load and CD4+ T cell counts were nearly the same as those who do not receive the tests, according to a study published on Friday in the journal Lancet , the CP/ reports ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Iowa: Service Challenges Grow Along With HIV, AIDS Cases

As survival rates for HIV/AIDS patients climb and more Iowans test positive for the virus, new service challenges are emerging for health care workers and patients. The number of Iowans living with HIV/AIDS has risen 16 percent in the last two... Read more »

Your Sixth Sense: Can You Trust It?

"How do I know you're not an axe murderer planning to store my limbs in the freezer?" "Do I look like an axe murderer?" Well now there's the question. Does he look like an axe murderer? Answer ... yes ... c'mon admit it; that turns you on a... 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 hiv to die?My doctor says the... Read more »

Can HIV blood survive for 10 minutes or more in a room?

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Can HIV blood survive for 10 minutes or more in a room? 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 »