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Can I Get Hiv From The Environment

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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

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 209 injecting drug users (IDUs) in Moscow (56... Read more »
Sero Project

HIV Criminalization Discourages HIV Testing, Creates Disabling and Uncertain Legal Environment for People With HIV in U.S.

Washington, D.C. -- Preliminary data from the Sero Project's ground-breaking survey of more than two thousand people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the U.S., released July 25, 2012, at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., reveals HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Hiv in the environment

Noticed possible blood spot on toilet paper before leaving out of work place bathroom stall. Wondering what is the hiv exposure risk if it was on toilet paper that I used and didn't notice? Is there a greater risk being on menstrual cycle and...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV transmission once it is outside of the body is highly unlikely. This due to a few reasons, first HIV begins to die once it leaves the body and is unable to infect. There also has to be a direct exchange of body fluid through a sexual... Read more »

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 the pro-side. i am focusing on safety of those without aids or hiv. do you have any information on this?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
You got the short end of that stick. The law protects the confidentiality of medical information for all of us as part of the constitutional right to privacy, so you need to argue against the constitutional right to privacy to prevail. HIV is... Read more »

HIV in a smoke filled environment

I had read, from a supposed health "expert" from Columbia Universisty that, "HIV is a fragile organism, and its survival outside the body in the smoky air of a bar is estimated by scientists to be just a fraction of a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Put very simply, HIV does not survive outside the body for more than a few minutes, regardless of how much smoke is in the air. In addition, HIV is not transmitted through airborne contact (breathing it in, coughing,... Read more »
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My husband is HIV+& I'm HIV-

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
My husband is hiv+ & i'm - I found out about that when he was admited im hospital last year in October.He was on TB treatment for six months,after he finished his treament he started to drink too much alcohol& he is not eating any treatment... Read more »