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Does Hiv Die Exposed To Open Air

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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...Bottom Line For More Information What Is Post-Exposure Prophylaxis? Prophylaxis means disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a prescription. PEP should begin as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, but certainly within 72 hours....
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HOW CAN I TELL MY MUM?

DEAR BOB....HAY MAN ...U LOOK LIKE FRANK SINATRA...I READ YOUR FORUM ALMOST EVERY WEEK...BUT I NEED YOUR HELP....AS I MAY HAVE GET IT 6 YEARS AGO...AND I STILLNOT YET SEE A DOCTOR...ALL I HAVE DONE IS ACCIDENTLY TOUCHED THE VIRGINAL LIQUID FROM A...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...an HIV risk.Let's assume virginal is really vaginal, OK? So you touched vaginal fluids and "later accidentally 'TOUNCHED' an open wound . . . ." TOUNCHED??? (I'll bet spelling and grammar weren't your strong suit in school, right?) Your HIV risk... Read more »

OCD for HIV

I have a private pt. with OCD re: HIV. We have several questions to ask you regarding transmission of the HIV virus.1. How much blood is necessary to transmit the disease?2. If I have a cut on my finger, how deep must the cut be to have the virus...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...a cut is open and unhealed, then it is a possible portal of virus entry. A fresh cut with visible blood poses a high risk if exposed to infected blood or other infected body fluids. Your own blood is not a barrier.3) HIV is not a robust virus... 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 published articles on this subject, and if so where would I find them.Would it be probable that say a half of a teaspoon's worth be reactive after 30...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...question. You're not going to find a specific answer to your teaspoon/30 second question, but there is the possibility that HIV infected semen would remain viable 30 seconds outside of the body. One place to look is here, at The Body: see "How... Read more »

Virus In Water

When we talk about how infectious the infected blood is when exposed to air, we normally know that the HIV virus dies after the blood dries up.But what about if the blood is present in a bottle of mineral water? And I drank it? I mean the blood...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...mineral water is not a hospitable environment for HIV. Please remember that HIV must come into immediate, direct contact with an open cut or mucous membrane in blood, semen, vaginal fluids or breast milk. The potential exposure you describe has... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kansas: County May Track Partners in HIV Case

... The Sedgwick County Department of Health is working with McConnell Air Force Base officials to contact the sexual partners of a sergeant who may have knowingly exposed people to HIV at swinger events Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...documented cases where it appears that HIV was transmitted orally. These cases are all attributed to ejaculation in the mouth (i.e., exposure to semen, not exposure to vaginal fluid or pre-seminal fluid). Receiving oral sex is not risky because... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...through breastfeeding or by prechewing food for her infant. In the United States, it is also possible to acquire HIV through exposure to infected blood, transfusions of infected blood, blood products, or organ transplantation, though this risk is... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...no firm data exist, some recommend avoiding close contact for two weeks with those who have taken FluMist to avoid possible exposure to the live virus. In general, healthy people between 5 and 49 years of age can use FluMist. A flu vaccine... Read more »
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Exposure Scenario question

Posted by theasker21, 2 Replies
...a homeless/drug addict shelter with a community group. We fed, clothed, helped out any way we can. There I met a man who had open wounds from his drug use. He was picking these wounds seldomly. I offered him a bottle a water which took and he... Read more »

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 »

Help I Need Answers Think I've Been Exposed To Hiv

Posted by Fearful26, 2 Replies
...101 or 102,pretty high.They took urine samples.I told them i have white tongue,my lips felt dry i told them i think i've been exposed to a std,i did'nt say hiv.They gave me some meds for a infection or bactaria,i took it the same day.Lately from... Read more »

HIV Thro' Mouth Ulcer ?!?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...ulcer on my lower lip. There are 2 things I feared:- 1. That the hand soap is contaminated with blood because the cover can be opened easily. Hence, after having applied some of it on my hands, washed it then I rinsed my mouth and in that... Read more »