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Can You Survive Hiv

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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 »
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 »
HIV i-Base

Post-Myocardial Infarction Survival in HIV-Positive Patients

Several posters also looked at clinical responses in HIV-positive people who experienced myocardial infarction (MI). The D:A:D study reported dramatic improvements in short-term mortality outcomes post-MI over time in this important HIV... Read more »
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Survival of hiv in wine in a refrigirator

Dr. BOb,My question is kind of related to a question you answered before concerning hiv survival in a refrigirator. I happened to have a misunderstanding with someone hiv positive. We share the same apartment. She knows I like drinking red wine a...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Really Worried,I see several very worrisome things in your post! 1.You claim your flatmate was "mesntrating." What's that? Sounds painful.2.You're concerned your flatmate with whom you had a "misunderstanding"... Read more »

Survival of HIV (conflicting info in articles)

Hi, I recenlty review two articles on this site about the survival of HIV outside of the body. They each site the CDC research on saying "HIV has been kept viable (able to infect) for up to 15 days, and even after the body fluid containing it...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
Thanks for your question. I guess the answer is in the fine print. As stated "HIV can be kept alive for days or even weeks under precisely controlled and limited laboratory conditions". In the laboratory, the environment can be altered... Read more »

survival of the HIV/AIDS virus in air

i need to know how long the HIV/AIDS virus can survive outside the human body,particularly fromm blood spills...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Your best resource for this question is the transmission section of this website, where this question has been dealt with exhaustively. Read and learn!... Read more »

Blood & Semen Survivability of HIV Outside of the Body

I have a 2 questions regarding HIV transmission and survivability outside of the body.1,) How long will the HIV virus survive in blood outside of the body say within a insulin type of needle. I have been told by some needle sharers that the needle...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Your friends might be wrong on both counts. Here's some information that hopefully helps:1) Please refer my previous response to the question "Lifespan of virus in needle"... Read more »
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Surviving hiv 11 years

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hello. My name is Care...I am a 30/f hiv positive 11 years. I was diagnosed 3 days before my 19th birthday in 1988.
I have spent the past year building a "homepage" with my personal story that has recently won its first web award ~~ A 1999 Golden... 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 »

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 »

How long do HIV survive in Semen

Posted by Wantanswer, 1 Reply
I have a question. Why is there such conflicting report about how HIV survive outside the body in semen. There one report that HIV dies when the semen dried up. Then there other report that it dies instantly in semen when it hit the air? Which is... Read more »