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Hiv When Exposed To Air

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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 published articles on this subject, and if so where would I find them.Would it be probable that say a half of a teaspoon's worth be reactive after 30...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...question. You're not going to find a specific answer to your teaspoon/30 second question, but there is the possibility that HIV infected semen would remain viable 30 seconds outside of the body. One place to look is here, at The Body: see "How... Read more »

Concerned About HIV Exposure - Please Help!

Dear Dr. Frascino,I am writing to because I am terrified and need someone to talk to. Last week, I... Read more »

HOW CAN I TELL MY MUM?

DEAR BOB....HAY MAN ...U LOOK LIKE FRANK SINATRA...I READ YOUR FORUM ALMOST EVERY WEEK...BUT I NEED... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kids' Risk of HIV After Accidental Exposure Is Low

...community exposures," Havens concluded. The report, "Postexposure Prophylaxis in Children and Adolescents for Nonoccupational Exposure to Human Immunodeficiency Virus," was published in the journal Pediatrics (2003;111(6):1475-1489). Back to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Kansas: County May Track Partners in HIV Case

...ahead of a September hearing. He has not been charged. County health officials said the case may represent the largest HIV exposure investigation in recent memory. "Obviously, we want to do this quickly," Ybarra said. "If someone feels they... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...disease prevention. Post-exposure prophylaxis (or PEP) means taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs) as soon as possible after exposure to HIV, so that the exposure will not result in HIV infection. These medications are only available with a... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection-Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV in the United States

...Cost-Effectiveness of nPEP Evidence of Current Practice Evaluation of Persons Seeking Care After Potential Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV Evaluation for Sexually Transmitted Infections, Hepatitis, and Emergency Contraception ... Read more »
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Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
I was assaulted in an attempted robbery, someone hit me over the head with a rock. I was not unconcious, but I bled a lot and two people kept cold compresses on my head until the ambulance arrived. Both people were ladies in their 60's who do... Read more »

Exposure Scenario question

Posted by theasker21, 2 Replies
...Question is: with the amount of open wounds he had and his scratching and the 10 day old finger prick I had, could there be exposure risk from touching the bottle if he were HIV positive?Take into account that my finger wound was 10 days old but... Read more »

please put my mind at rest!

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...you that im fine! I was in africa volunteering, and cut my finger with a razor blade (no noticible blood on it, and i know HIV when exposed to air dies so I know this poses no risk). The following day (with a plaster on) I shock a couple of... Read more »

Scared because of blood on food

Posted by overthetop, 3 Replies
...Is it possible to get hiv if you eat food that has wet hiv+ blood on it? Read more »