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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 »

can the hiv survive beyond the body temperature?

It is possible for the hiv/aids virus to survive outside the human body temperature and if so, for... Read more »

HIV survival outside the body

Along the lines of previous questions on this topic - I was looking after a patient with a viral... Read more »
Articles
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 Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Effect of Early Versus Deferred Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV on Survival

...early initiation of antiretroviral therapy before the CD4+ count fell below two prespecified thresholds significantly improved survival, as compared with deferred therapy," the authors concluded. Back to other news for April 2009 Search... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Data Show Wisconsin Has Highest HIV/AIDS Survival Rate in Nation, Group Says

...Center of Wisconsin Chief Operating Officer Mike Gifford said that Wisconsin has the highest survival rate for people with the HIV/AIDS nationwide, WPR News reports. Gifford said that CDC data indicate that Wisconsin and Minnesota have one AIDS... Read more »
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

...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 compare survival... Read more »
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Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...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 fluids that contains are dried then... 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 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) 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 Read more »