Hiv Survival Outside Host

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Exactly how long does HIV survive outside its host?

Hello. In several of yuor answers to the question on how long can HIV live outside the human body, it was stated ranging from few to several minutes. By how much is this 'few to several minutes'?How much constitutes few or several minutes? 1,5 or 20...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...fluid, the longer the fluid will remain infectious. For more information about this, please read through the CDC's publication "Survival of HIV in the Environment" ( important thing to remember is... Read more »

hiv outside the host

Dr. Bob,We have all read that hiv does not survive well outside the body, but what exactly happens... Read more »

Lifespan of HIV without a host

How long can the virus that causes HIV infection live outside of a carrier/host? Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Georgia: Emory Hosts Symposium on HIV

... On April 8, the Emory Center for AIDS Research will host the expert symposium "Antiretroviral Therapy: Prolonging Survival, Decreasing Transmission, Aiming for Virus Eradication." While the conference is primarily geared toward researchers, it... Read more »

NIAID to Host Public Meeting on Future HIV/AIDS Research Networks

... The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the NIH will host a public meeting on Tuesday, October 26, 2010, in Arlington, Va., to examine the future of the Institute's HIV/AIDS clinical Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Central Coast HIV/AIDS Services Hosts World AIDS Day Events

...Central Coast HIV/AIDS Services will mark World AIDS Day with a full day of activities on Dec. 1. At 6 p.m., the group will co-host a commemoration -- including speakers, food and a candlelight vigil -- at Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church,... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

United Nations Scheduled To Host Six-Day HIV/AIDS Workshop for African Government Officials

...The United Nations beginning today is scheduled to host a six-day workshop to provide African government officials with information to "better understand the demographic aspects" of Read more »
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Am I being paranoid?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...the coarse wooden board that she drew blood - like a bad paper cut. Would it be possible that if the previous customer was HIV+ and the girl drew blood from her too and then used the same emery board on me to become infected? I know there was... Read more »

Question about risk from this...

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...second later he started masturbating me and i know he rubbed some of his semen on the head of my penis. but i don't know how long hiv can survive once it has left his body (but i heard it can live a long time if it's still in the semen). and the... Read more »

HIV survival outside the body

Posted by Anonymous
...Maybe I'm dumb or a lil slow but im still confused about hivsurvival 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 Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies this board but I have a question I hope you can help me with. I recently was involved with a man who i later found out is HIV positive. We didnt have intercourse but we did have mutual masterbation. My question is. I had ahd a blood test on my... Read more »
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