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Can Hiv Survive On Doorknobs

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cut on finger + virologic doorknobs = hypochondriac worried well

Hi Dr. Bob,First I want to say that you are a model for all of us to live by. You were infected helping someone and now continue to fight just as hard to help your own cause and help the rest of us not to meet the same fate. You have a lot of good...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Nate,Thanks for your very kind comments.Regarding the HIV risk from your non-bleeding booboo and "virologic doorknobs" at school, your HIV-acquisition risk is exactly zero! Yep, that's right: zero, zip, nada, bupkis! If HIV were... Read more »

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... Read more »

how many people die from HIV in 2008 (HIV/AIDS SURVIVAL)

Hi Bob,l am recently infected with hiv and and live in Australia, 36 years old and my hiv... Read more »
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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/Google.com reports ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Survival of HIV in the Environment

Concerning the survival of HIV in the environment, two facts are: HIV does not survive well outside the body. HIV has to be grown in large amounts to be studied in laboratories. Although HIV has been kept alive under certain laboratory... 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 »
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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?

Posted by john9955, 1 Reply
Can HIV blood survive for 10 minutes or more in a room? Read more »

HIV Survival

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've been searching everywhere and cannot find a good answer to this question. How long will HIV survive in everyday environments outside of the body? There was a small amount of dried blood (much less than a milliliter) on the sink in a public... Read more »