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Can I Get Hiv From The Environment

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HIV and wet environment

HelloI have a question regarding HIV. I received oral sex from a sex worker for about 10 minutes with a condom. But after finishing that, I didnt take out my condom for about 15 minutes so the condom touched my underwear in that period, and the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Risk of HIV from an exposure like you described is essentially zero. Read more »

aids hiv disclosure in educational environments

i am doing a debate for english comp. on aids/hiv disclosure in educational environments and am on... Read more »

HIV in a smoke filled environment

I had read, from a supposed health "expert" from Columbia Universisty that, "HIV is a fragile... 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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Emerging HIV Risk Environment: A Preliminary Epidemiological Profile of an MSM POZ Party in New York City

...behavioral intercept survey among men at entry to "POZ Party" events in New York City in 2003. POZ Parties are emerging sexual environments for HIV-positive men who have sex with men. The investigators examined domains including demographic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drug Injecting and Syringe Use in the HIV Risk Environment of Russian Penitentiary Institutions: Qualitative Study

... Noting that prison is "a high risk environment in relation to [HIV] and hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission associated with injecting drug use," the authors undertook qualitative studies among Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

"Social Evils" and Harm Reduction: The Evolving Policy Environment for HIV Prevention Among Injection Drug Users in China and Vietnam

... Both China and Vietnam "are experiencing HIV epidemics driven by injection drug use and have maintained generally severe policies towards injection drug users (IDUs)," noted Read more »
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unusual symptoms

Posted by Meagan, 4 Replies
i have a relative who is h.i.v positive ive been dealing with that and i am coping well however i am beginning to be concerned about my own health recently i have been having a minor ear ache and a swollen toungue and now i have white bumps in the... Read more »

HIV in K-Y liquid?

Posted by finnakirk, 1 Reply
...If the contents of a bottle of k-y liquid are tainted with blood or semen containing the hiv virus, can the virus survive in that liquid environment, and thus be transmitted if applied to one's genitalia or an open wound? Read more »

Does anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone have an idea how long fluids with HIV will remain infectious when left exposed to the environmnent? Read more »

HIV outside the body

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How long does HIV live outside the body? Read more »