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Hiv Survival In Blood Once Exposed To Air

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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...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Man from Philippines,Your HIV-acquisition risk from using a "fleshlight" sex toy that had "stayed in (your) cabinet for 1 week before use" and on which you applied alcohol before use would be completely nonexistent. I see... Read more »

How long does HIV live after exposed to air

Hi, I was wondering how long HIV lives once it is exposed to air? Are there any web-sites and or... Read more »

Is it pain or swellin of glands during ARS ... and survival of of hiv once it leaves the body?

Dear Ryan,I am sure you have been asked this before, and I tried to look for answers in the posted... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Canadian Province Announces Law Requiring People Who Might Have Exposed Emergency Workers to HIV to Undergo Blood Test

Officials in Alberta, Canada, last week announced a new law that will require people who might have exposed emergency workers to HIV or other infectious diseases to submit a blood test if ordered by a judge, the Edmonton Sun reports. Under the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

PBS Miniseries "Rx for Survival" Examines Global Health Successes, Challenges

PBS beginning Tuesday will air "Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge ," a six-part miniseries examining how public health discoveries that have more than doubled life expectancy in developed countries over the past 100 years are not being... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report Summarizes Global Health Features Associated With "Rx for Survival"

Public radio and television stations continue to air global health reports on their nationally syndicated programs in conjunction with PBS' "Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge ." Summaries of some recent reports related to HIV/AIDS appear... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hearing to Air VA Mistakes With Hospital Equipment

On Tuesday, a congressional panel will hear from top Department of Veterans' Affairs officials concerning the possible exposure of 10,000 veterans to HIV and hepatitis. The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs oversight and investigation... Read more »
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How long do HIV survive in Semen

Posted by Wantanswer, 2 Replies
I have a question. Why is there such conflicting report about how HIV survive outside the body in semen. There one report that HIV dies when the semen dried up. Then there other report that it dies instantly in semen when it hit the air? Which is... Read more »

a simple question on hiv's survival

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found there was some stain on my razor after it was borrowed by one of my friends one day before. So I put it under tap water flow for 30 seconds first, and dried the blade up. Then I scrubbed the blade with Iodine soaked cotton stick for several... Read more »

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 »

Could HIV virus survive after normal laundry?

Posted by sushi77, 1 Reply
Hello there,

My pants were contaminated by somebody's blood the day before yesterday. Later, I put that pants into the laundry machine with some other clothes . I washed them in normal washing cycle (cold water cycle with normal detergent), and dried... Read more »