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Hiv Survival

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Survival of HIV-Infected Injection Drug Users (IDUs) in the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Era, Relative to Sex- and Age-Specific Survival of HIV-Uninfected IDUs

It remains unclear whether HIV-infected injection drug users (IDUs) in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) have durations of survival similar to those for comparable HIV-uninfected IDUs. The aim of the current study was to... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Early Initiation of Antiretroviral Therapy Improves HIV Survival Rates, Study Says

The New York Times on Thursday examined a study that found asymptomatic HIV-positive people who delayed antiretroviral treatment until their disease reached an advanced stage faced higher mortality rates than those who initiated treatment... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Early Versus Deferred Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV on Survival

"The optimal time for the initiation of antiretroviral therapy for asymptomatic patients with [HIV] is uncertain," the authors wrote in introducing the current study. The researchers conducted two parallel analyses involving a total of 17,517... Read more »
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Difference between HIV 1 and 2; HIV survival in a syringe

Could you explain what the principal differences are between HIV 1 and HIV 2? Secondly, could you explain how long HIV will survive in a syringe?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.As far as HIV-2 is concerned, this virus is only rarely found outside ofWestern Africa. This is a separate virus from HIV-1 (not a strain of HIV-1). The major differences between HIV-1 (found worldwide) and HIV-2,... Read more »

please please answer last question about hiv survival

hi would 100% hiv in a smudge of blood not survive in 3-4 days in a foil packet which is airtight ...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI have answered this question several times for you. HIV begins to die once it is outside of the body. It will not survive once outside of the body and placed in a airtight foil packet.HIV has to have CD4 cells in order to replicate itself. CD4... Read more »

hiv survival outside of thebody - divergence of opinions

Hello,I would like to know once and for all how is it with hiv survival ouside the body. On your site there were several responses that the virus dies very quickly when exposed to air and is not contagious...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
This reminds me of those people that tell you about all the horrible germs that live on your kitchen counters and sponges. Sure, you can find these germs here and there but not in the numbers needed to cause disease. Same with HIV. To achieve... Read more »

HIV survival

Up to what temperatures-cold & hot- can HIV survive?...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It certainly survives freezing, and won't survive boiling. The exact upper bound of temperature where the virus is no longer viable is not known.... Read more »
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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 »

How long do HIV survive in Semen

Posted by Wantanswer, 1 Reply
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 »

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

Posted by Anonymous
Does hiv really only survive for 10 mins outside the body?Is this regardless if the blood is wet or dry?When we say 10 mins does that mean a small amount of blood or large amounts also?Finally if hiv dies after 10 mins does that mean that only after... Read more »