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Does Hiv Survive In The Open Environment

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...choose to have a specific time when the family will sit down and formally discuss HIV. They may present pamphlets or other resources to help children to understand the facts. Other parents take cues from their children and the environment to introduce the subject of HIV. For example they may try to bring up the discussion when their children see or hear something about HIV on TV. Ask what the children have heard and what they know about HIV....
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Lifespan of HIV without a host

How long can the virus that causes HIV infection live outside of a carrier/host?
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...HIV does not survive well in an open environment. No one has been identified with HIV due to contact with an environmental surface. One exception to this is in drug injection Read more »

"Doors of heaven opened..."

Dear Dr. BMy question may be located in the same sack of the QTND section, regarding my possible exposure. However, to be "extra" sure I write to you in hope you can clarify some details... the thing is, that two days ago the new Aneros Helix(sex...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that many folks who buy or use sex toys, particularly these fleshlight things, freak out after they shoot their load into the "patented, high-quality material designed to replicate the sensation of penetrative sex!" What's up with that? One would... Read more »

a smart question

it is said that the hiv virus cant live a long outside the body, so how come it is possible that contaminated needles that have blood (that is outside the body) can transmit this virus
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,A hollow-bore needle filled with blood is a closed environment not exposed to air. Consequently, the HIV incorporated into the living cells in the blood survives longer in the needle than Read more »

International Donations and Transmission question -3rd ask

Dear Ryan,Is it possible for the HIV virus to be transmitted via accidental hand contact with the seminal fluid or blood of an HIV positive male, and then touching ones gentitals either through urination or masturbation ? Can the HIV virus survive...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...When HIV is transmitted through contact with semen or blood, it is known to occur through sex (anal, vaginal, and, less frequently, oral) Read more »
Articles
AIDS Treatment Activists Coalition

Apricitabine Development Should Not Be Halted, Say HIV/AIDS Advocates in Open Letter

...pay attention. Researchers and statisticians are also working on creative ways to conduct registrational clinical trials in an environment when there are many effective options and a relatively small subject pool (the Forum for Collaborative HIV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Native American/Alaska Native Traditional Healing

...the total individual. Different people with HIV disease may get different treatments. Healing focuses on the person and their environment, not only the illness. Certain people in each tribe are recognized as healers. They receive special... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...Probiotics or "good" bacteria like lactobacillus (found in yogurt and acidophilus capsules) may help improve your intestinal environment Drink lots of water Eat high-fiber foods (whole grain rice, bread, oats, vegetables and fresh fruits) Cut... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

District of Columbia: Young African-American Women Talk About HIV/AIDS

...women must reject open relationships or "hook ups," she said. "Everybody can have these open relationships, but it's not a safe environment to have those kinds of relationships in [the District]," said West-Ojo. "What's different about us in the... Read more »
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Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...example, let's say that we have body fluids on our skin and after some time (e.g. an hour) that skin (e.g. fingers) touches an open wound or penis. Are there any chances of getting the virus? Does organic surface increase the virus active time? I... Read more »

HIV in K-Y liquid?

Posted by finnakirk, 1 Reply
...contents of a bottle of k-y liquid are tainted with blood or semen containing the hiv virus, can the virus survive in that liquid environment, and thus be transmitted if applied to one's genitalia or an open wound? Read more »

HIV and HEP-C co-infection

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...i know this might sound like a stupid question but is it possible to pick up both HIV and HEP-C from one unprotected, penis/vaginal sexual encounter ? and if so, can this cause problems with an HIV test at 3 months Read more »

nervous and confused

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...notice anyone coming out before I went in so I assume a minute or two lapsed). At one point I went to turn the door handle to open it and I felt my finger hurt. When I looked downI saw my finger had split and had some blood on it.This happens... Read more »