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Hiv Survival Environment

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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 »
Sero Project

HIV Criminalization Discourages HIV Testing, Creates Disabling and Uncertain Legal Environment for People With HIV in U.S.

Washington, D.C. -- Preliminary data from the Sero Project's ground-breaking survey of more than two thousand people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the U.S., released July 25, 2012, at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., reveals HIV... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brazil's President Pledges to Share HIV Drugs Technology With Namibia

After earlier in the week announcing that his nation will build a $23 million factory to make HIV drugs in Mozambique, Brazilian President Luiz Inacio da Silva pledged on Friday to help Namibia produce the drugs as well. Brazil has a robust drug... Read more »
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blood drop survival outside the environment

In reading the responses to several questions pertaining to hiv survival outside the body in various forums on this website, I've noticed that some answers state the virus dies within seconds of air exposure while other answers state it takes...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
At such HIV-related sites as Aegis, you can read studies that address this question, but as a non-medically-trained person, please allow me to point out that unless the blood in question comes into direct contact with a break in the skin or a mucous... Read more »

HIV in a smoke filled environment

I had read, from a supposed health "expert" from Columbia Universisty that, "HIV is a fragile organism, and its survival outside the body in the smoky air of a bar is estimated by scientists to be just a fraction of a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Put very simply, HIV does not survive outside the body for more than a few minutes, regardless of how much smoke is in the air. In addition, HIV is not transmitted through airborne contact (breathing it in, coughing,... Read more »

Does tied up condom provide same environment as syringe?

I just have a question that has been puzzling me lately:Does a used condom (with semen inside) that has been tied with a knot provide the same airtight environment as, for example, a syringe? In other words, can HIV live longer within this type of...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereYes, technically HIV could remain viable longer in this environment than in the open air. Certainly the rapidity in which the condom was "sealed", the "air-tightedness" of the seal, volume of semen contained within it,... Read more »

hiv survival in freezer? conflicting info

Hi Dr. I have looked through the archives and an older post from 2001 states that hiv can survive in a frozen environement, whereas a newer post states that it cannot.Would you mind clarifying the issues?Thanks doc!...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
I doubt HIV can survive frozen. That is not to say sex in the tundra is safe.DW... Read more »
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HIV Survival

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've been searching everywhere and cannot find a good answer to this question. How long will HIV survive in everyday environments outside of the body? There was a small amount of dried blood (much less than a milliliter) on the sink in a public... Read more »

Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
Hallo. I have read a lot of articles before asking this question but I still have a question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body... Read more »

Surviving against the odds!!

Posted by pozromance
Well i was in my early 30s around 32 when it struck i had no idea i had got it,till they took me to the hospital saying you have three months left to live i didt even think i would get to my 33rd birthday i had always practiced safe sex and i had no... 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 »