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Hepatitis Virus Lifespan Outside Of The Body

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Hep virus out-of-body lifespan

As an educator, I need an answer to this before a student asks the question.We teach the Hepatitis virus can survive on a dry surface at room temprature for at least five days. Doesn't this contradict the bloodborne/sexual contact issue? Would...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
The hepatitis viruses don't really survive outside the body for a long time a day or two at the most and it is very variable depending on temperature humidity sunlight etc. It is virtually impossible to get these viruses into your blood stream... Read more »

VIRUS SURVIVAL OUTSIDE OF BODY ....PLS HELP VERY SCARED !!!1

How long does the hep C and HIV virus live outside the human body? Also if you had your hep A and... Read more »

lifespan of virus in needle

Hi thereI've read that HIV can only survive outside the body for a few minutes...how long does... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Treatment Lengthens Lifespan of Monkeys With Simian Version of HIV, Study Says

Macaque monkeys with simian immunodeficiency virus -- the simian equivalent of HIV -- that received a single dose of an experimental treatment survived nearly twice as long as monkeys who did not receive the drug, according to a study published... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Strange Changes Deep in the Eye Linked to HIV and Possibly Hepatitis C Virus

A virus called CMV (cytomegalovirus) is commonly found in adults. This virus generally does not cause serious disease except in cases when the immune system is greatly weakened, such as in cases of organ transplantation, cancer and AIDS. In the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including... Read more »
HIV i-Base

HIV and Hepatitis C: Similarities and Differences

Characteristic HIV HCV Type of virus and howtransmitted Bloodborne. Also present in semen, vaginalfluid and breast milk Bloodborne. Also may be present insemen and vaginal fluid Whether sexualtransmission occurs ... Read more »
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Risk or not, Hiv survival outside the body

Posted by mustang77, 1 Reply
Hey guys i ment to post this the other day but have been busy. Heres my situation I had mutal mastribation with another guy and he came on my chest, how long does the virus stay alive? I was not sure if i got any on my penis while cleaning up is... Read more »

HIV resistance outside body

Posted by Anonymous
IS THE HIV VIRUS VERY FRAGILE AND DIES IMMEDIATELY ONCE OUTSIDE THE HUMAN BODY

The truth of the matter is that the HIV virus (the AIDS virus) is one of the hardiest viruses known to mankind. According to a study from the Pasteur Institute in Paris... Read more »

outside the body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Ok so experts please tell me how long HIV can last outside the body in a bodilyfluid or blood ? and is easy transferrable if outside the body at say 2-3 hours ? Read more »

To All Experts - HIV Life Outside Body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know how long HIV can live in semen once it is outside the body? I was exposed to semen of unknow status and I'm concerned I could be in infected with HIV (or any thinkg else?) through a dig in my finger. Four weeks later I have had a... Read more »