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Germs, germs germs...good, bad, ugly?

Posted by shannon, 1 Reply
Thanks for everyone's feedback on my question about my baby making her nanny sick. We still haven't got his labs, but he seems pretty healthy, so we have our fingers crossed that he will not need meds right away.

Anyhow, we are moving along on our... Read more »

hiv exposer from a eviromental surface.

Posted by shayshay, 2 Replies
Hi, can a person get hiv if a drop of blood get on their virgan from a tiolet seat. I had a Naat test after 3-weeks neg and a 9-week Orasure Advaned neg also. What are my chances of having hiv. Thank you. Read more »

Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
Hallo. I have read a lot of articles before asking this question but I still have a question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body... Read more »

How long before symptoms surface??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For those who are infected with HIV, How long was it after exposure before the symptoms surfaced? Weeks? Months?? Years even?? Second question, What are the most common symptoms of the virus?? If someone out there could explain what they've... Read more »
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Spreading like a germ

Thank you so much for answering my questions. It helps so much! I promise this is my last question! Because of my OCD I understand most of my fears are irrational. With that said... Is it possible for aids to be a germ that can be spread throughout...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNo, you can not get HIV from touching an inanimate object. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid for a prolonged period of time (for example: a blood soaked shirt of a... Read more »

Killing the HIV/AIDS virus germs in the household

My husband is training to be a paramedic and during his clinicals can come in contact with the HIV/AIDS virus. I want to make sure he does not bring this home on his clothes/shoes because we have two small children. Is there a way of cleansing his...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You probably do not need to be concerned about this. It is highly unlikely that your husband would be able to transmit HIV to anyone in the household through infected fluids on his clothing. HIV does not survive in the environment long enough to... Read more »

Active sexual life:expose to other virus and germs

I'm HIV A2 positive, 330 CD4 ,1600 VL ,no medication and positive a year ago. I have a really active sexual life (no hiv unsafe practices) so I may be overexposed to other virus and illnesses that may be fatal to my health. Is there any kind of...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
If you scrupulously practice safe sex and always use a condom, you should be able to protect yourself against some other STDs. However, this protection is imperpfect and you may still be exposed to other STDs. While these other nfections... Read more »

HIV risk on a surface? DOC IM SCARED FOR MY LIFE!

56 days ago on December 20 2011 drops of HIV+ blood dropped on a surface in my house from a friend of mine. 3 hrs later I cleaned it with tissues soaked with rubbing alcohol and washed my hands for 4 minutes. My question is: If my penis touched the...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiYou are safe, no you cannot get HIV from what you have described. HIV dies shortly after leaving the body.Rest assured!! Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

Germ Stories -- A Children's Book

The organizer of ICAAC, the American Society for Microbiology, took on a very different project by lending photographs by Roberto Kolter to be used in a children's picture book called Germ Stories , by Nobel Prize-winning enzymologist Arthur... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: "Reaching the Surface" Raises HIV/AIDS Awareness With Music, Dance

Dance, music, and the spoken word will be employed in the cause of HIV prevention at upcoming performances in Miami. "Reaching the Surface" is targeted toward minorities and youth at risk for HIV/AIDS. Ronderrick Mitchell, a New World School of the... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Determine How Antibody Recognizes Key Sugars on HIV Surface

WHAT: HIV is coated in sugars that usually hide the virus from the immune system. Newly published research reveals how one broadly neutralizing HIV antibody actually uses part of the sugary cloak to help bind to the virus. The antibody binding... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: AIDS Era Surfaced Early in South Florida

Twenty-five years ago, CDC's initial report on HIV/AIDS described cases in five gay men in Los Angeles. Subsequently, more reports of cases among gay men emerged mostly in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. In South Florida, however, doctors... Read more »