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Does The Hiv Virus Live Past Death

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I am a surgeon. I was working on a deadbody which was preserved in a refrigerator for 18 hours. As i was working , a piece of muscle splashed in to my eyes. I didnt take any prophylactic medications. What is the potential risk of me getting infected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from prolonged exposure to fluids. Due to the various pathology courses we're required to take I know certain things about the HIV virus and I know that it is very fragile outside of the body and that touching the blood is very low risk as long... Read more »


I think the p.c. word is morbidity . I recently had an argument with one of the very few friends iv... Read more »

How long HIV virus survive in a Dead Human body

QUESTION #1: Respected Sir, I want to know, How long HIV virus survive in a dead human body as... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Can Be Deadly Even Before CD4 Counts Fall, Researchers Say

... Compared to the general population, persons with HIV infection have a higher risk of premature death even before their immune system deteriorates to the point at which doctors have traditionally begun antiretroviral treatment Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive Babies More Likely to Contract Deadly TB if Given BCG

... A three-year study in South Africa found that babies who were born HIV-positive had a higher risk of contracting a deadly form of tuberculosis if given the widely used BCG vaccine, the AP/ Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports. The study, which Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

High Dead-Space Syringes and the Risk of HIV and HCV Infection Among Injecting Drug Users

... High dead-space syringes (HDSSs) retain more than 1,000 times more blood after rinsing than do low dead-space syringes (LDSSs). The current Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Leading Deadly Infectious Disease in China in 2008, Health Ministry Report Says

...2007, 700,000 people in China were living with HIV/AIDS (Reuters, 2/17). BBC News reports that the number of AIDS-related deaths in the country is "increasing dramatically," with China's health ministry reporting less than 8,000 such deaths... Read more »
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Once the fluid containing HIV dries, is it dead?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Once vaginal secretion dry, would the HIV in them die? And how long would HIV live if it were into underwear? Would it die once soaked in? Read more »

HIV, guilt and death

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...of guilt. We have only engaged in oral sex and were never involved in anal sex. Is it possible for someone to contract the HIV virus and damaged the immune system so bad that developed PCP in a matter of one and a half years? What is the... Read more »

scary stat on hiv & death--makes u wanna not test.

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...for those diagnosed in 1984. As many as 90 percent of those diagnosed in 1997 were still alive two years later. ten percent dead in 2 years Read more »

HIV - Life of death?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...33871648 Number of people in California with AIDS according to the CDC: 1 in 200 0.5% (1 in 200) of 33871648 = 169358 AIDS deaths in 2000 according the Calif. Dept. of Health: 586. 169,358 (HIV positive people in Calif.) divided by 586 (the... Read more »