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Does Hiv Die Out When Exposed To Air

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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 »

Anal touching - I pray not with blood!

Hi dr bob, Great sight, I am concerned about a potential exposure. A couple months ago I went for a... Read more »

Babys and HIV

I have heard that the HIV died when is exposed to the air or cold temperatures. If a woman is HIV+... Read more »
Articles
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...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... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kids' Risk of HIV After Accidental Exposure Is Low

...community exposures," Havens concluded. The report, "Postexposure Prophylaxis in Children and Adolescents for Nonoccupational Exposure to Human Immunodeficiency Virus," was published in the journal Pediatrics (2003;111(6):1475-1489). Back to... 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 »
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Scared because of blood on food

Posted by overthetop, 3 Replies
...Is it possible to get hiv if you eat food that has wet hiv+ blood on it? 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 »

sugar lancet

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I went to my basement in my building shoeless. I stepped on a lancet, the ones that are use to check blood sugar. It's a tiny needle, but it did pierce my skin. Is this a risk. I didn't think so cause it was proabably on the floor for a while ... Read more »

Pre cum in contact with anus???

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...with his penis and he had precum on it. Am I at risk? I am not sure of his status or not. They say that HIV dies when it is exposed to air but I am not sure of the time frame involved. Thank you Read more »