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Does Hiv Die Exposed To Open Air

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how long does it take for hiv virus to die in air?

i touched little bit of infected vagainal fluid with my finger.after 5 seconds i accidently touched my penis tip with it.is 5 seconds enough for the virus to get destroyed?the amount was not very much....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

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HiHIV does begin to die once it leaves the body but it is usually a few minutes. For HIV transmission to occur through the experience you have asked about is very rare. Just touching your penis with the vaginal fluid doesn't pose a risk. There... Read more »

How long does HIV live after exposed to air

Hi, I was wondering how long HIV lives once it is exposed to air? Are there any web-sites and or... Read more »

semen exposed to air

About how long does the virus live after being exposed to the air? Is is safe to orally consume... Read more »
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Connect With Others

Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
I was assaulted in an attempted robbery, someone hit me over the head with a rock.
I was not unconcious, but I bled a lot and two people kept cold compresses on my head until the ambulance arrived.
Both people were ladies in their 60's who do... Read more »

HIV will die within 20 mins out of body, right?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I heard that HIV in blood or semen cannot survive for more than 20 minutes if it exposes to air and remains on a surface, e.g. table, in a cup.

However, does the amount of the liquid influence the activeness of HIV?
i.e. Will it take more time (more... Read more »

Air time?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Alright, since there is no real way to say this delicately, here goes; if my positive partner cums on me, and we wait 30 seconds, can I (being negative) safely swallow his cum since it would be exposed to the air?
Thanks everyone... Read more »

the method of exposing the immune system .....

Posted by Anonymous
8-14-97 The method of exposing the immune system to parts of HIV
in advanced evolved forms can be made more effective if the
immune system is prepard in advance for this treatment. People
with HIV infection receive some of this preparation but the... Read more »