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Hiv Survival In Blood Once Exposed To Air

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...personal concerns, call CDC-INFO 24 Hours/Day at 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), 1-888-232-6348 (TTY), in English, en EspaƱol. Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? The risk of health care workers being exposed to HIV on the job is very low, especially if they carefully follow universal precautions (i.e., using protective practices and personal protective equipment to prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections). It...
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Nurse exposed to HIV + blood

I am a nurse who was working, I took blood from an HIV + patient, wore the protective gloves and no problems during ths procedure. However, approximately 1 minute later the patient asked that another piece of tape be put on the gauze where the blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The HIV-acquisition risk from this occupational exposure is nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact skin. However, it is imperative that all occupational exposures (or potential exposures) Read more »

semen exposed to air

About how long does the virus live after being exposed to the air? Is is safe to orally consume semen after it has been ejaculated?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...The length of virus survival when exposed to the environment will vary depending on multiple factors that are impossible to predict for every situation. What we do know is 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 from Dubai. I wasn't planning on using it but I became curious and tried it yesterday. I became concerned because I remembered that the box wasn't sealed.If...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...put it in a bag with another toy in a drawer so it was in a closed environment most of the time. As the virus is not really exposed to air, I keep thinking it is possible that the virus could still breed in this sort of atmosphere... I guess what... Read more »

RN exposed to end-stage AIDS pt's blood, PLEASE ADVISE

Hello Dr. Frascino, I am an RN in an ED. 4 days ago, I was holding pressure on an end-stage AIDS pt's artery after a resident had tried to put a fem line in and gotten an artery instead. All sharps had been removed from the area before I had begun...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...finger was intact, your HIV risk would be essentially nonexistent and I would not have recommended PEP. As with all potential HIV exposures, both occupational and non-occupational, that are felt to be significant enough to warrant a course of... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...That I Can Take to Prevent Getting HIV? Since 1996, the federal government has recommended that health care workers that are exposed to HIV through needle stick injuries be provided with antiretroviral medications to help prevent the possibility... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection-Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV in the United States

...confirmed seroconversions have been attributed to a failure of nPEP in approximately 350 nPEP-treated persons reported to have been exposed to HIV-infected sources. However, the absence of seroconversions might not be attributed to receipt of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...Pet ferrets with naturally occurring 2009 H1N1 infection have exhibited illness similar in severity to that seen in ferrets exposed to seasonal influenza viruses and to 2009 H1N1 virus in laboratory settings. Clinical signs exhibited have... Read more »
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HIV will die within 20 mins out of body, right?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I heard that HIV in blood or semen cannot survive for more than 20 minutes if it exposes to air and remains on a surface, e.g. table, in a cup. However, does the amount of the liquid influence the activeness of Read more »

Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
I was assaulted in an attempted robbery, someone hit me over the head with a rock. I was not unconcious, but I bled a lot and two people kept cold compresses on my head until the ambulance arrived. Both people were ladies in their 60's who do... Read more »

Help I Need Answers Think I've Been Exposed To Hiv

Posted by Fearful26, 2 Replies
...101 or 102,pretty high.They took urine samples.I told them i have white tongue,my lips felt dry i told them i think i've been exposed to a std,i did'nt say hiv.They gave me some meds for a infection or bactaria,i took it the same day.Lately from... Read more »

gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...diseases. If a Gay man has been tested for HIV and Hepatitis B, and tests negative 6 months or more after his last possible exposure to these viruses, this would then indicate that he is not infected. And if a Gay man has been vaccinated against... Read more »