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TOILET SEAT

I WAS WONDERING, WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING HIV BY A TOILET SEAT OR A TAMPON DISPOSAL IF HAVING BLOOD ON EITHER? DOES THE HIV VIRUS DIE AFTER HITTING THE AIR OR DOES IT HAVE TO DRY FIRST? PLEASE ANSWER.
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Please submit your question to the transmission area of this website. We respond to workplace questions in this area. Thanks. Read more »

blood to blood (HIV TRANSMISSION BETWEEN TWO HIV NEGATIVES) (HIV FROM TWO HIV NEGATIVES)

If you're having unprotected sex and both of you bleed, can this cause HIV to form, or if you're both clean, will nothing happen?Sex ed never teaches you about how it forms.
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...oral, or actual sex, if you and your partner both dont have aids? Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, This QTND (Question That Never Dies) continues to, well, never die! It's a direct consequence of Dubya's abstinence-only sex education programs or... Read more »

Re: Contradiction

Dear Nancy,With regards to your response, I am not sure what you mean and what you were trying to explain. Would you kindly explain what the doctor said about the oxygen in blood to me more clearly please?And yes, what I want to know is that why do...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
...time about all the variables of fluid quantity, viral load in the fluid, and time, and we'd be frustrated by the lack of studies. There aren't lots of people devoting lots of research time to this; in medical circles, the question is considered... Read more »

Viral load ?

Dear Dr Holodniy,I went to get a viral load test to see what my viral load was.I know that when HIV is in contact with air it dies.My question is, When the blood is collected into the tube to be taken to the lab,what if air got into that tube? Will...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...There will be air inside the blood tube. But as long as the blood is liquid, viral load will be relatively stable for overnight shipment to a lab. Read more »
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HIV will die within 20 mins out of body, right?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I heard that HIV in blood or semen cannot survive for more than 20 minutes if it exposes to air and remains on a surface, e.g. table, in a cup. However, does the amount of the liquid influence the activeness of HIV? i.e. Read more »

Scared because of blood on food

Posted by overthetop, 3 Replies
...Is it possible to get hiv if you eat food that has wet hiv+ blood on it? Read more »

cocaine

Posted by finallyfindigout, 1 Reply
...wondering what the risk of getting HIV from this actually is. We did not share a straw and I was unable to tell if this person had a bloody nose from using all night prior.... But I did use the key immediately after her and am worried that she... Read more »

Could HIV virus survive after normal laundry?

Posted by sushi77, 1 Reply
...contaminated by a HIV positive guy's blood, could this normal washing and drying cycle that I used kill all the HIV virus? Should I discard the pants? Thanks for your help. Read more »