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Can Hiv Survive In A Syringe

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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 »

syringe injury at work

Hi,I have read your answer on HIV survival in a syringe. So, now I am evern more concerned.Could... 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.... Read more »
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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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Sharing and HIV Incidence Among Injection Drug Users and Increased Access to Sterile Syringes

Toward the goal of maximizing sterile syringe access and reducing rates of syringe sharing, between 2000 and 2003 the Vancouver, British Columbia, health authority modified its syringe exchange program (SEP) policies by shifting the focus from... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Disinfection for Injection Drug Users

How Did Disinfection Become a Widely-Used HIV Prevention Strategy? How Disinfection Can Reduce Transmission Risk: It Reduces the Number of Viruses and It Kills Them Does Disinfection Work Against Viral Hepatitis? Disinfection Seems to Make Sense.... Read more »
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Dave Purchase, Syringe Exchange Pioneer Passes, But His Legacy Lives On

Image from thenewstribune.com. Last week we were dismayed to hear that syringe exchange pioneer Dave Purchase had died at age 73 . While he will be certainly missed, his contributions to AIDS advocacy and the harm reduction field will endure. ... 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 »

Syringe

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
This is such a great place to post questions, Oop and 143 and everyone that helps and gives a word of advice and understanding, Thank you.
10 weeks ago I had an accident with a syringe on a local bar. I went to the bathroom, the place was full, wash... Read more »

I am fearful of the syringe!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I took the rapid test and it came back negative after 08 weeks... But I am very worried, since I am fearful of seeing the syringe, so i turned away when the doc began to draw blood from my vein...

I am afraid that the doc forgot to change the... Read more »

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 »