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Disinfecting Hiv

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Syringe Disinfection for Injection Drug Users

How Did Disinfection Become a Widely-Used HIV Prevention Strategy? How Disinfection Can Reduce Transmission Risk: It Reduces the Number of Viruses and It Kills Them Does Disinfection Work Against Viral Hepatitis? Disinfection Seems to Make Sense.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sexual and Reproductive Life of Women Informed of Their HIV Seropositivity: A Prospective Cohort Study in Burkina Faso

Of the 16,000 new HIV infections that occur every day in the world, 1,600 affect children, chiefly in Africa. Almost all these children acquire HIV infection from their mothers. Treatment of mother alone or mother and child with antiretrovirals and... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

The Role of Alcohol and Drug Relapse Prevention in the Treatment and Prevention of HIV Disease

Although HIV disease and alcohol and drug abuse are distinct illnesses, each profoundly affects the other. Alcohol and drug abuse have been associated with high-risk sexual behavior such as unprotected sexual activity. (1-7 ) Although the... Read more »
Ask the Experts

fear of aids because of sucking

Dear Ryan i got a blowjob from a sexworker. i noticed a tiny cut on the skin of my penis and washed it with disinfectant. could you please tell me if there is a chance of me getting hiv. and also please tell does Hiv transfer through saliva.thank you...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Since there is no evidence that HIV can be transmitted through saliva, you should not consider yourself to be at risk for infection. The saliva of infected people contains little to no virus, and the virus that is found in saliva is often inactive... Read more »

About Syringes, Knives & Lymph Nodes

How safe it is to share syringes( not needle) washed with mild disinfectants? They do like this in clinics in develping countries. Even if there is no visible trace of blood in the syringe, can HIV infection occur? - What about using a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. There are only 2 ways to disinfectsyringes and other medical instruments. One is to put them into an autoclave(a sterilizer). This uses heat and pressure to kill microorganisms. However, items that can melt cannot... Read more »

infection from hair clipper

Hi DocI talked to my doctor. But he said the barbers would clean the clippers before reusing. But i am 100 sure that he didn't clean or disinfect the clipper. Even today i went to the same shop and noticed using the same clipper for others. I...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
The risk from clippers should be much lower than that for razors. Even with the new information (about disinfectant), I would not think the risk is measureable. Understand that we have had nearly 1 million cases of HIV in the US; to my knowledge,... Read more »


How can someone contract HIV? I mean if you have sex with multiple HIV negative people, can you contract it? I dont understand. Can someone get it by having unprotected sex with multiple HIV negative people? I dont understand....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,I absolutely agree: You certainly don't understand! Can you contract HIV from having sex with multiple negative people? No, of course not. HIV is a sexually transmitted disease in which an HIV-infected person can transmit the virus to an... Read more »
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HIV in dry blood

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone have an idea how long HIV can live outside of the body in blood? Is it 5 min? Is it one hr?

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Possible HIV transmission/infection ???

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies

Hope someone can enlighten me on this encounter I had.

I've come across a stranger in the men's public toilet on 21 Apr 99, he was 'sort of' stroking his private parts when I went in.

I occupied the adjacent urinal and was just about to ease... Read more »

Divorced hiv positive dad

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies

I am the ex wife of an hiv positive dad. He became positive after our divorce. I am having a hard time dealiing with his status. We have two very small children under 4 years old. I am afraid to leave them with him alone. He has been very... Read more »

Shoud I get tested

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I had a routine eye exam two weeks ago. The doctor use a handheld device to measure my eye pressure. I didn't see him disinfect that instrument before put it on my eye ball. As far as I know, HIV virus does exist in tears and on eye linings. I... Read more »