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med student question-- clarification regarding dried blood, cdc facts and hiv , and hep c vaccine.

Hello Dr. Frascino, how are you? I have not been on this site for some time. I am happy to see that you are doing well, I hope that your CD4 count is keeping up. The reason why I am calling, is for clarification. I had some new tiles put in my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi.It is true that as far as blood-borne pathogens are concerned hepatitis C virus (HCV) is heartier and survives longer outside the body than HIV. The duration of survival depends on ambient room temperature, humidity, viral strain, etc. Your risk... Read more »

infection from dry blood (DRIED BLOOD, 2009)

Dear Dr Bob,You are certainly a great inspiration to the hiv world. For someone who is infected but... Read more »

HIV from dried (and washed) blood on clothing "Contact with infected blood"

Good evening Dr. Today a co-worker spilled some blood over my uniform, I know he is HIV+, I have to... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Dried Blood CD4+ T-Cell Test May be Cheaper, More Convenient Alternative in Developing Countries, Study Says

Researchers have replicated the CD4+ T cell count test, which is normally conducted on an expensive flow cytometer machine using fresh blood, using dried blood and inexpensive commercially available reagents, a discovery that could simplify... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Cut, Blow Dry and AIDS Advice That Could Save Your

A salon-based HIV prevention program that beauty giant L'Oreal created in South Africa is now being introduced internationally. With 30,000 staffers training some 400,000 hairdressers around the world each year, the company recognizes the... Read more »
U.S. Military HIV Research Program

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the RV144 Phase III HIV Vaccine Trial

What is RV144? The Phase III HIV Vaccine Trial, also known as RV144, was the largest HIV vaccine study ever conducted in humans and involved more than 16,000 volunteers in Thailand. The trial tested a "prime-boost" combination of two vaccines:... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Questions and Answers: HVTN 502 and HVTN 503 HIV Vaccine Clinical Trials

The HVTN 502, or STEP, HIV Vaccine Study 1. What is the STEP study? The STEP study, also known as the HVTN 502 or Merck V520-023 study, is a clinical trial to continue evaluating the safety and begin evaluating the efficacy of an investigational... Read more »
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HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »

Contact with Dried Blood on School Desk

Posted by SkilledWorrier, 1 Reply
Hi. I'm a moderate worrier... having sudden acute concerns that result every so often.

At school a couple days ago, there was a decent amount (1-2 sq. in., or so) of dried blood on the desk next to me. And it's possible that blood on the table could... Read more »

HIV in dry blood

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does anyone have an idea how long HIV can live outside of the body in blood? Is it 5 min? Is it one hr?

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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 »