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HIV outside the body

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

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

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 »

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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 »

How long does HIV survive outside the body?

Posted by xtreme, 2 Replies

I just wanted to know how long HIV survives outside body and how long it would live on lets say a razor?? I get confused about what the CDC says..some say hours some say minutes...would it be more than a day?

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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 »

Survival of HIV outside body?

Hi Rick I recently read an article by the CDC that HIV only survives outside the body for a second or two. Yet in your answers you often say that HIV survives for a few minutes. So who is correct or does it depend on the quantity? Say if there was...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question.In my regular dealings with CDC, I have not found any information statingthat HIV will only survive outside the body or one or 2 seconds. BecauseHIV's survival outside the body depends on multiple environmental... Read more »

Blood & Semen Survivability of HIV Outside of the Body

I have a 2 questions regarding HIV transmission and survivability outside of the body.1,) How long will the HIV virus survive in blood outside of the body say within a insulin type of needle. I have been told by some needle sharers that the needle...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Your friends might be wrong on both counts. Here's some information that hopefully helps:1) Please refer my previous response to the question "Lifespan of virus in needle"... Read more »

hiv outside the body? which one correct?

hello..i want to ask..You say that HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body and unable to infect..but,i have read the article how hiv is spread it say that :"Air does not...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,However, before we get to the answer the same article that you're quoting also says "we know the virus is not transmitted except during unprotected sex, sharing needles, or through significant and direct exposure... Read more »

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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Personal Perspective: The Tigers Outside My Window

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