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Does Hiv Stay Alive In Dried Blood

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How long can HIV in vaginal fluid stay alive outside the body on your fingers?

I would to ask you if someone has touched small quantity of HIV+ vaginal fluid and after a while his fingers have dried out, is it considered for HIV to be dead? How long could stay alive outside the body?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,As this is a hypothetical situation let me address all the pieces going on here.Once fluid carrying HIV dries, the HIV in that fluid is absolutely dead. HIV can't live outside the body, so once it's in the open air... Read more »

infection from dry blood (DRIED BLOOD, 2009)

Dear Dr Bob,You are certainly a great inspiration to the hiv world. For someone who is infected but... Read more »

Staying Alive! (no, not the song)

I was in the thick of AIDS rethinkers, denialists, dissidents for many years (whatever you want to... Read more »
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Day 661: Start HIV Meds and Stay Alive! (Video)

This video blog is part of the series "My HIV Journey: Videos of My First Months on HIV Meds, and Where I Am Now." Check out a full list of entries in the series . If you listen to nothing else I say, please hear this: Start your HIV medications.... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Viacom, Kaiser Family Foundation, U.K. National AIDS Trust Expanding "Staying Alive" Campaign Into Europe

Viacom , the world's largest media group, along with the Kaiser Family Foundation and the U.K.'s National AIDS Trust , is expected to announce today that it is expanding a multimillion dollar HIV/AIDS awareness campaign to the United Kingdom and... Read more »
Women Alive

Getting In and Out of the Hospital Alive

Two issues ago, I wrote an article about my hospitalization for kidney sludge caused by Crixivan. There was one key sentence in that article: "Fortunately, my doctor was working in the ER, so I went right in." This is so significant because,... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

America's Door Remains Shut to Foreigners With HIV; Critics Say Politics, "Remnant of Fear" Keep 19-Year-Old Ban Alive

The US Immigration and Naturalization Act denies visas to anyone with "a communicable disease of public health significance," and in 1987, Congress added HIV infection to that list of diseases. The prohibition remains in place today. While officials... Read more »
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HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »

anxiety is eating me alive!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have read several posts on this board and I feel so stupid for waiting so long to test for hiv. So many of you got tested as soon as you could and I think that is so impressive because I am shaking right now just thinking of it. It has been... Read more »

HIV in dry blood

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone have an idea how long HIV can live outside of the body in blood? Is it 5 min? Is it one hr?

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struggling with meds to stay alive

Posted by Anonymous
Struggling With Meds To Be Alive

In today's culture I know we've all learned of Aids as a "REAL
Painful Experience BUT some of us hide and stuff our energies
into things as the emotional jolt is a a real problem to process.
After 16 years you would... Read more »