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blood drop survival outside the environment

In reading the responses to several questions pertaining to hiv survival outside the body in various forums on this website, I've noticed that some answers state the virus dies within seconds of air exposure while other answers state it takes...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
At such HIV-related sites as Aegis, you can read studies that address this question, but as a non-medically-trained person, please allow me to point out that unless the blood in question comes into direct contact with a break in the skin or a mucous... Read more »

Hiv in the environment

Noticed possible blood spot on toilet paper before leaving out of work place bathroom stall.... Read more »

HIV and wet environment

HelloI have a question regarding HIV. I received oral sex from a sex worker for about 10 minutes... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Survival of HIV in the Environment

Concerning the survival of HIV in the environment, two facts are: HIV does not survive well outside the body. HIV has to be grown in large amounts to be studied in laboratories. Although HIV has been kept alive under certain laboratory... Read more »
Sero Project

HIV Criminalization Discourages HIV Testing, Creates Disabling and Uncertain Legal Environment for People With HIV in U.S.

Washington, D.C. -- Preliminary data from the Sero Project's ground-breaking survey of more than two thousand people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the U.S., released July 25, 2012, at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., reveals HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Globe Has to Create "Enabling Environment" in Prevention of HIV/AIDS: Sri Lanka

"The establishment of an enabling environment remains a critical part of our interventions" against HIV/AIDS, Dr. G. Weerasinghe of Sri Lanka's National STD/AIDS Control Program said Thursday at the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS.... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Drug Injecting and Syringe Use in the HIV Risk Environment of Russian Penitentiary Institutions: Qualitative Study

Noting that prison is "a high risk environment in relation to [HIV] and hepatitis C virus (HCV) transmission associated with injecting drug use," the authors undertook qualitative studies among 209 injecting drug users (IDUs) in Moscow (56... Read more »
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HIV and the blood supply

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Recently I was admitted to the hospital for an injury and had to receive blood because of it. That was a little over 3 months ago. Although I do realize that the blood supply rarely contains infected blood, I did get an HIV test anyway. When I... 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 that 12 hours?? Read more »

HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »

HIV Risk - Blood in Eye & Glass Cut

Posted by pupiz, 2 Replies
Hi, all. Please let me know if I am at risk for HIV from these to encounters. I was in Canada on vacation a couple of weeks ago and we left at about in the morning and came back at about 3:00pm. When we left the maid was cleaning the suite beside... Read more »