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Does Hiv Die 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...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
There are at least two places you can look for a partial answer to your 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... 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 »

precum exposed to air and then touch outer part of vagina

Hello, The other day I was sexually active with someone that I have hooked up with one other time... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Opinion Pieces Examine Former President Reagan's Record on AIDS in Light of "Reagans" Miniseries

The cable network Showtime on Nov. 30 aired the miniseries "The Reagans ," which was originally slated to air on CBS . CBS decided not to air the miniseries after intense pressure from Republicans and conservative groups. Showtime aired the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hearing to Air VA Mistakes With Hospital Equipment

On Tuesday, a congressional panel will hear from top Department of Veterans' Affairs officials concerning the possible exposure of 10,000 veterans to HIV and hepatitis. The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs oversight and investigation... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Showtime to Air Reagan Documentary Without Controversial Line About AIDS

The cable network Showtime on Monday announced that on Nov. 30 it will air the miniseries "The Reagans ," which was originally slated to air on CBS , without a line of dialogue about AIDS, Reuters reports (Gorman, Reuters , 11/17). After... Read more »
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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 »