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Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know how long HIV can live in semen once it is outside the body? I was exposed to semen of unknow status and I'm concerned I could be in infected with HIV (or any thinkg else?) through a dig in my finger. Four weeks later I have had a... Read more »

HIV survival outside the body

Posted by Anonymous
Maybe I'm dumb or a lil slow but im still confused about hiv survival outside the body and its ability to infect.Does it make a difference in the amount of blood or semen outside the body to determine the time of hiv to die?My doctor says the... Read more »

Length HIV lives outside the body?!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
It is impossible for it to live more than a couplr minutes, is this right? Read more »

HIV outside the body

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long does HIV live outside the body?

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HIV OUTSIDE THE BODY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HOW LONG CAN SURVIVE OUTSIDE THE BODY IN SIDE A BODILY FLUID SUCH AS BLOOD OR CEMEN ? Read more »
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HIV life outside of body

How long can the HIV virus live outside of the body when exposed to air?As a teacher, I often get questions related to 'if someone who is HIV infected is preparing food and they cut themselves, and there was some blood on food...is that...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
The easy answer is that HIV requires living cells to persist - so exposure to air will typically result in cell death within hours. The only exception to this is in the case where a larger volume of blood is spilled, then the cells in the center of... Read more »

HIV's Life Outside The Body

I have found your website very informative. Could you tell me the maximum amount of time a substance with the HIV virus in it can live outside the body, even when the HIV virus has the most favorable conditions? Is it around 10 minutes, or an hour,...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question. In regard to how long HIV will surviveoutside the body, see the questions "How long does HIV survive outside the body?" and "Can I get HIV from handling rented adult video tapes?", and... Read more »

life of hiv outside the body

Hi Dr. HIV can not survieve as long time outside the body. but wat is the aproximately time at which HIV can live outside the body?...
Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Response from Joseph McGowan, M.D., F.A.C.P.

North Shore University Hospital
If the fluid (blood, semen, etc) is dried you can consider it non-infectious.Joe... Read more »

clarification for HIV infectiousness outside the body

Ive read many a post in regards to HIVs survival outside the human body in relation to non penetrative sexual contact.I'll state my conclusions and then could you please answers as wether i am correct in my thinking.HIV dies after several...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:You are correct in your conclusions. The reason why mutual masturbation would not be seen as a high-risk activity, is because even though you are coming into contact with fluids that may contain HIV, it is not likely that the fluids, and... Read more »
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HIV Found to Replicate Outside CD4 Cells; Discovery Gives Insight Into HIV-related Dementia

In an intriguing new study published last week in PLoS Pathogens , researchers discovered the first solid proof that HIV can replicate itself in cell types other than CD4 cells. The finding potentially opens an important window on our understanding... Read more »
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 »
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Personal Perspective: The Tigers Outside My Window

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