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Hiv In A Dead Body

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HIV transmission from a dead body

Heres a morbid topic. I was reading that undertakers in South Africa were demanding that HIV be listed on the death certificates of those who die of the virus. An industry group for undertakers says that mortuary workers can get infected by fluid...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I reported a case in the NEJM many years ago (letter)where we were able to recover viable HIV virus from a refrigerated body 1-2 days after death so viable HIV can survive for a while (depending on temperature and other conditions) in a dead body.KH... Read more »


I am a surgeon. I was working on a deadbody which was preserved in a refrigerator for 18 hours. As... Read more »

How long HIV virus survive in a Dead Human body

QUESTION #1: Respected Sir, I want to know, How long HIV virus survive in a dead human body as... Read more »

HIVer Gets 45 Years for Using Body Fluids as a "Deadly Weapon"

Everyone knows that HIV is dangerous, but does that make transmitting it a form of assault? A Texas jury has ruled yes, in finding Philippe Padieu guilty of six counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon: his body fluids. As the Dallas... Read more »

HIV-Positive Man's Saliva Not a "Deadly Weapon," New York's Highest Court Rules

The aggravated assault conviction of an HIV-positive man was overturned unanimously by the New York Court of Appeals on June 7, after the court found that the man's saliva could not legally be considered a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument.... Read more »

Ding-Dong, the U.S. Needle Exchange Funding Ban Is Dead -- but the Struggle for Funds Will Continue, Advocates Say

U.S. HIV/AIDS advocates and experts applauded the Dec. 2009 lifting of a 21-year-old ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs . "Congress has taken syringe exchange out of politics," said Daniel Raymond of Harm Reduction Coalition (HRC)... Read more »

Christine Maggiore, Outspoken AIDS Denialist, Is Dead at 52

Christine Maggiore, an HIV-positive woman and an AIDS denialist, died late last month in her California home at the age of 52. Maggiore, who refused to take HIV medications and was outspoken in her belief that HIV did not cause AIDS, was diagnosed... Read more »
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Posted by Anonymous, 11 Replies
To The DeadBody,

Hope you enjoyed today.

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Then the fun will really begin. We are mailing the 7431 people on the Virus Myth list (you can view it at, the 2112 on the AIDS Reality... Read more »

dead man, dead man walking

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i keep reading odds and stats and all of the one time insertive vaginal sex stuff. i'm wondering if my constant depression, well worthlessness, my infidelity, how i let down my wife and family. if that's really whats still eating me alive from the... Read more »

Once the fluid containing HIV dries, is it dead?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Once vaginal secretion dry, would the HIV in them die? And how long would HIV live if it were into underwear? Would it die once soaked in? Read more »

Former lover found dead

Posted by grcboy28, 2 Replies
Hi there.

I posted a question back on this site in 2003. It was really helpful. Basically I was dating a girl for just about a month. We had sex twice, both times I used a condom which didn't break and I received unprotected oral sex from her.

She... Read more »