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Does Hepatitis Die Outside Body

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How soon does HIV die outside the body?

Sometimes the same medical expert will say at one point that the virus dies outside the body "within seconds," and then that it does outside the body "within a few minutes. As though those two things were the same and interchangeable!...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
There is no one specific time point that the virus survives outside the body. But we can say that the virus will normally live only for several minutes. The more body fluid that there is, the longer the virus will survive outside the body. But... Read more »

How long does HIV survive outside the body?

Hi,Rick! I have two questions: 1. In your answers you often say that the virus does not survive... Read more »

Hep b/c survival outside the body! Please explain WHY!

Dear Sir,Could you please explain WHY hepatitis B and or C cannot be transmitted outside the body.... Read more »
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Living and Dying in 4/4 Time By Paul Gallotta Upstart Press, ISBN# 0-9701274-8-0, $12.95 Paul Gallotta has written a book about the AIDS epidemic from the previously rarely examined perspective of the social worker. Originally a journalist... Read more »
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"Campaign to End AIDS" Advocates Arrested During "Die-In" Protest Outside White House

Twenty-nine HIV/AIDS advocates were arrested on Monday in front of the White House for protesting against the Bush administration's HIV/AIDS policies, the Associated Press reports (Associated Press, 11/7). The protest was organized by the Campaign... Read more »
International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care

Why People With HIV Still Die -- And Why They Don't Have To ...

Introduction What Kills People With HIV Today? Hepatitis Outranks Other Death Threats Can Liver Deaths Be Prevented? Bad Adherence Can Kill Fateful Impact of a Late Diagnosis AIDS Cancers and Non-AIDS Cancers How Big Is the Threat From Heart... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

Overview What is hepatitis? What is the difference between hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C? What is hepatitis C? Statistics How common is acute hepatitis C in the United States? How common is chronic hepatitis C in the... Read more »
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HIV resistance outside body

Posted by Anonymous
IS THE HIV VIRUS VERY FRAGILE AND DIES IMMEDIATELY ONCE OUTSIDE THE HUMAN BODY

The truth of the matter is that the HIV virus (the AIDS virus) is one of the hardiest viruses known to mankind. According to a study from the Pasteur Institute in Paris... 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 »

To All Experts - HIV Life Outside Body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know how long HIV can live in semen once it is outside the body? I was exposed to semen of unknow status and I'm concerned I could be in infected with HIV (or any thinkg else?) through a dig in my finger. Four weeks later I have had a... Read more »

outside the body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ok so experts please tell me how long HIV can last outside the body in a bodilyfluid or blood ? and is easy transferrable if outside the body at say 2-3 hours ? Read more »