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Hiv And Air Exposure

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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 »

Air Dehumidifier and HIV

Hi Dr Keith,Thanx for all your help, it has been very useful.I live in a city with 100% of... Read more »

How long does HIV survive in the air?

Hi doc,This may sound a little funny. My friend bought me a "fleshlight" sort of sex toy... Read more »
Articles
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 »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kansas: County May Track Partners in HIV Case

The Sedgwick County Department of Health is working with McConnell Air Force Base officials to contact the sexual partners of a sergeant who may have knowingly exposed people to HIV at swinger events in the Wichita area during the past three years.... 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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Teens With More Exposure to TV Sexual Content Twice as Likely to Have Sex as Those With Less Exposure, Survey Shows

Teenagers who are exposed to a large amount of sexual content on television programs are twice as likely to have sexual intercourse as teenagers who have less exposure to such programs, according to a RAND survey published in the September issue of... Read more »
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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 »

Can someone who actually had ARS clear the air!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi all,

With so many misconceptions on what ARS is, when it occurs, etc... I thought it would be helpful if anyone who actually did have ARS and IS HIV+ could post what they experienced and when! If so, I think it would help people understand ARS... Read more »

Possible exposure to asymptomatic HIV + serum

Posted by tsy2, 1 Reply
I work in a lab and unfortunately dropped a vial of serum. The vial fell on the floor and it kind of splashed. The majority splashed onto my scrub pants and didn't soak thru, I panicked and was convinced it splashed my face but I'm certain it didn't... Read more »