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Hiv In The Open Air

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how long does it take for hiv virus to die in air?

i touched little bit of infected vagainal fluid with my finger.after 5 seconds i accidently touched my penis tip with it.is 5 seconds enough for the virus to get destroyed?the amount was not very much....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV does begin to die once it leaves the body but it is usually a few minutes. For HIV transmission to occur through the experience you have asked about is very rare. Just touching your penis with the vaginal fluid doesn't pose a risk. There... Read more »

How long does HIV survive in the air?

Hi doc,This may sound a little funny. My friend bought me a "fleshlight" sort of sex toy... Read more »

More than love in the air

I was driving, and came to a stop. A man on a bike that is known to have HIV in our area, came... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hearing to Air VA Mistakes With Hospital Equipment

On Tuesday, a congressional panel will hear from top Department of Veterans' Affairs officials concerning the possible exposure of 10,000 veterans to HIV and hepatitis. The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs oversight and investigation... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Drug Injection Center Idea Gets an Airing in San Francisco

On Thursday, San Francisco's Department of Public Health (DPH) will co-host an all-day symposium examining the idea of supervised injection centers for the city. At the centers, IV drug users can bring their drugs and inject under the supervision of... Read more »
Black AIDS Institute

The Global Village Is Vibrant but Still Not Perfect

Photo Credit Ann Ragland. As the smell of popcorn permeates the air, dozens of languages and dialects soundtrack the wide-open space of the Global Village, the literal heart of the International AIDS Conference. Free and open to the public, more... Read more »
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Found an open condom wrapper, so yeah I'm worried.

Posted by AZT, 1 Reply
So yeah, I accidentally touched it. I'm just wondering if there's anyway to get hiv from it if there was a small amount of cum on it(so small that would notice it unless you actually touched it)

I'm also curious if this what websites are talking... Read more »

Tested + for HIV int the Air Force back in 1986

Posted by survivor65, 2 Replies
Back in 1986 was the first time all military was tested for Aids. Me along with about 20 others were imediately shipped out, to Wilford Hall I was given a choice, either get a medical discharge, or finish out my enlistment. The talk was that we only... Read more »

Open cut Vs. Vaginal Fluids

Posted by luisferreira, 1 Reply
Hi,

Some weeks ago and few hours before having protected sex
with a sex worker, I did shave my scrotum and had a one small bleeding cut
Is it possible to get infected from her vagina fluids if they did reach my cut, which I am sure it did happen? What... Read more »