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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...Someone is said to have AIDS when he or she has a substantially-weakened immune system or develops certain opportunistic infections (OIs) common to AIDS How Is HIV Spread? HIV is spread through the following body fluids: Blood (including menstrual blood) Semen ("cum") and other male sexual fluids ("pre-cum") Vaginal fluids Breast milk HIV is not spread through these body fluids: Sweat Tears Saliva (spit) Urine Feces The...
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Question about HIV transmission through blood transfusions

I know that some people in the past, have acquired the HIV virus from infected blood that was given to them in blood transfusions. My question is, while I know that the HIV virus survives outside the infected individual's body for very short time;...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...under certain conditions (this is necessary so that the blood will be useful to the recipient) that will unfortunately allow HIV to continue to survive. When HIV infected blood is exposed to the environment and dries, HIV loses it ability to... Read more »

HIV

HOW LONG WILL HIV LIVE IN BLOOD OUTSIDE THE BODY?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...There is not one answer to your question, because the circumstances in which HIV infected blood will be exposed to the environment will vary in each situation. Laboratory studies have shown that HIV in blood will be reduced Read more »

Fresh Blood on Skin, what is the risk?

Sir,If I have fresh blood of a HIV infected person on my intact skin am I under real risk of having HIV? Is intact skin is a barrier for HIV. I have read in your forum that having vaginal secretion or semen on intact skin does not posess any real...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Intact skin is a barrier to HIV, regardless of the fluids in which it is present. In order for HIV to cause infection, it needs access to the cells of the immune Read more »

HIV and wet environment

HelloI have a question regarding HIV. I received oral sex from a sex worker for about 10 minutes with a condom. But after finishing that, I didnt take out my condom for about 15 minutes so the condom touched my underwear in that period, and the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Risk of HIV from an exposure like you described is essentially zero. Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

... Lab Tests Are Important Tools The Basics Complete Blood Count (CBC) Blood Chemistry (Chemistry or Chem Screens) The Bottom Line Lab Tests Are Important Tools Having regular Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Didanosine (Videx, ddI)

...nucleoside analog reverse transcriptase inhibitor, or nuke. These drugs block the reverse transcriptase enzyme. This enzyme changes HIV's genetic material (RNA) into the form of DNA. This has to occur before HIV's genetic code gets inserted into... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...AIDS also is given to HIV-infected individuals when their CD4+ T-cell count falls below 200 cells/cubic millimeter (mm 3 ) of blood. Healthy adults usually have CD4+ T-cell counts of 600-1,500/mm 3 of blood. In HIV-infected children younger than... 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. Read more »

HIV in K-Y liquid?

Posted by finnakirk, 1 Reply
...If the contents of a bottle of k-y liquid are tainted with blood or semen containing the hiv virus, can the virus survive in that liquid environment, and thus be transmitted if applied to one's Read more »

a considerable amount of HIV blood in a glass

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...I am wondering if 20-30 ml of wet HIV-infected blood remained in a glass for more than twelve hours, will the blood be still infectious even if it is still wet after Read more »

Am I being paranoid?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...week I had acrylic nails put on and the girl filed two sides of my nails so hard with the coarse wooden board that she drew blood - like a bad paper cut. Would it be possible that if the previous customer was HIV+ and the girl drew blood from... Read more »