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Hiv Bacteria Outside The Body

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How long does HIV live outside the body?

or on a persons skin?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
I found the following answer to this question in a CDC pamphlet:HIV in the EnvironmentScientists and medical authorities agree that HIV does not survive well in the environment, making the possibility of environmental transmission remote. HIV is... Read more »

HIV and other viruses or bacteria in the body

Can your body produce HIV virus on its own, lets say I have a herpes or other virus but not HIV and... Read more »
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ACRIA and GMHC

The Odd Couple: HIV and Bacteria

There are more than a thousand types of bacteria thatlive in our bodies -- on our skin, in our mouths, andin our gut. Of those bacteria, only 50 are known to beharmful. The rest, what we will call "healthy bacteria",have important roles in the body... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV Found to Replicate Outside CD4 Cells; Discovery Gives Insight Into HIV-related Dementia

In an intriguing new study published last week in PLoS Pathogens , researchers discovered the first solid proof that HIV can replicate itself in cell types other than CD4 cells. The finding potentially opens an important window on our understanding... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Could Be Worsened by Harmful Bacteria, Like E. coli, in Digestive Tracts

A new study showed that HIV-infected individuals had very high levels of harmful bacteria in their digestive systems that could make their lack of immunity even worse. The researchers believed that the bacteria might directly weaken the digestive... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV/AIDS 101: The Three and Four Letter Acronyms

We have been living with bacteria and viruses since before homo became erectus . In fact, some bacteria are healthy and necessary for us to survive, like the ones that live in our stomachs and lower intestines that are helpful to our daily... Read more »
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HIV outside the body

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long does HIV live outside the body?

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HIV OUTSIDE THE BODY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HOW LONG CAN SURVIVE OUTSIDE THE BODY IN SIDE A BODILY FLUID SUCH AS BLOOD OR CEMEN ? Read more »

Length HIV lives outside the body?!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
It is impossible for it to live more than a couplr minutes, is this right? 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 »