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Can The Hiv Virus Survive In Water

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Sewer water could contain hiv?

Hi, Im from Argentina so excuse me for my bad english, the other day I was on a familiar hotel (where lives some people of low resources, not discriminating), but the pipes of the sewers got stuck a week ago and the contaminated water of sewers came...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,Your worries are unwarranted. HIV does not survive very long at all outside the body. Your risk of contracting HIV from the sewer water is nonexistent.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV from bath water (BATH WATER, 2010)

Dear Dr- I emailed you before but you never answered my question so I thought I might try again. I... Read more »

HIV transmission from water splash in the eye/s in public restroom

I went to a movie theater yesterday. I was splashed in the eye with water by someone who had just... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

IRIN/ PlusNews Examines Efforts to Increase Access to Safe Drinking Water Among HIV-Positive People in Sudan

... IRIN/ PlusNews on Monday examined efforts to increase access to safe drinking water among HIV-positive people living in Sudan. According to IRIN/ PlusNews , people living with HIV are especially vulnerable to diseases Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rep. Waters Introduces Bill That Would Require Federal Prisons to Provide HIV Tests for Inmates, Allow Inmates to Opt Out

... Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) last week introduced a bill ( HR 6038 ) that would require federal prisons to provide HIV tests for inmates at the beginning and end of their incarcerations, The Hill reports. The bill includes a provision that Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kenyan Program Distributes No-Cost ITNs, Condoms, Water Filters to People Who Receive HIV Tests

... A new HIV testing program in Kenya's Lurambi district is providing an insecticide-treated net to prevent malaria, no-cost condoms and a Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Food and Water Safety for Persons Infected With Human Immunodeficiency Virus

...persons with stronger immune systems. These secondary infections contribute significantly to the morbidity and mortality of HIV-infected persons. Food plays an active role in disease transmission by supporting the growth of the etiologic agent or... Read more »
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a simple question on hiv's survival

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...for several seconds. But after I did all these, I still can see a little stain on the blade. My question is: do you think the HIV virus can still survive after 24 hours exposed to air, water wash and Iodine scrub? Read more »

Could HIV virus still survive after normal laundry

Posted by sushi77, 2 Replies
...the pants were contaminated by a HIV positive guy's blood, could this normal washing and drying cycle that I used kill all the HIV virus? Should I discard the pants? Thanks for your help. Read more »

Could HIV virus survive after normal laundry?

Posted by sushi77, 1 Reply
...the pants were contaminated by a HIV positive guy's blood, could this normal washing and drying cycle that I used kill all the HIV virus? Should I discard the pants? Thanks for your help. 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) Read more »