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Hiv Transmission From Inanimate Objects

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HIV transmission from inanimate object at work

My co worker who is HIV positive had a few minor nicks/cuts from doing demolition work in the bathroom. He had cuts on his palm from picking up broken ceramic tiles. I went in to help him and as soon as I did, I had a nick on my left palm. He...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNo, you can not get HIV from touching an inanimate object. Transmission of HIV from a contaminated surface would require massive exposure to blood or other infected liquid for a prolonged period of time (for example: a blood soaked shirt of a... Read more »

Transmission from inanimate objects

one day i went to a cold drink shop .there i asked for a cold drink. while opening the bottle with... Read more »

To those worried about inanimate object transmission (from a medical student)

Im writing to those who are worried about transmission from inanimate objects (ie razors)11 years... Read more »
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CDC National Prevention Information Network

Hepatitis C Virus Dried on Inanimate Surfaces Can Remain Infectious for up to Six Weeks

This article was reported by AIDSMAP . A study reported in NAM aidsmap concluded that dried blood containing hepatitis C virus (HCV) remained infectious for up to six weeks at normal room temperature. Researchers from Yale University tested the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Q&A: CDC's Clinical Studies of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Prevention: Trial Designs and Objectives

What specific CDC studies are under way or planned? What other issues will the trials examine? When did the trials begin and how are they designed? Why have these populations been selected to take part in the trials? Who is eligible to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Behavioral Intervention Reduces HIV Transmission Risk by Promoting Sustained Serosorting Practices Among HIV-Infected Men Who Have Sex With Men

The goal of the current study was to examine factors that explain the effect of a cognitive-behavioral intervention, the Healthy Living Project, on HIV transmission risk reductions among HIV-infected men who have sex with men (MSM). A total of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Surgeons Object to New CDC Organ-Screening Guidelines

New draft guidelines for reducing the risk of HIV and hepatitis B and C virus (HBV, HCV) transmission through solid organ transplants are too restrictive, according to the head of the American Society of Transplant Surgeons. The CDC proposal issued... Read more »
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Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by health2010, 1 Reply
is it true that an hiv test is invalid if the blood drawn for the test is among several drawings of blood duirng the same session for other tests? Read more »

Things to know about HIV Transmission

Posted by bartleby, 2 Replies
Before you worry your head off about HIV, please make sure you understand some basics to see if you if you were at risk.
What is HIV?
How is HIV transmitted? Read more »

HIV Transmission Risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I need to ascess my risk for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases. 6 days ago, I met up with this man that I had chatted to online and we had unprotected sex.
There was a lot of open mouth kissing and fondling. He proceeded to masturbate... Read more »