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How Fast Does Hiv Die In Air

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how long does it take for hiv virus to die in air?

i touched little bit of infected vagainal fluid with my finger.after 5 seconds i accidently touched my penis tip with it.is 5 seconds enough for the virus to get destroyed?the amount was not very much....
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV does begin to die once it leaves the body but it is usually a few minutes. For HIV transmission to occur through the experience you have asked about is very rare. Just touching your penis with the vaginal fluid doesn't pose a risk. There... Read more »

HIV survival in air conditioned room

Hi Dr Shannon, I'm worrying now, I lied naked on a bed where a guy ejaculated on it about 30... Read more »

Risk during getting tested? "hiv in air, anxiety killing me pls help"

my problem is that i was having my hiv test in a lab, the physician used new syringe and cotton to... Read more »
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Tested + for HIV int the Air Force back in 1986

Posted by survivor65, 2 Replies
Back in 1986 was the first time all military was tested for Aids. Me along with about 20 others were imediately shipped out, to Wilford Hall I was given a choice, either get a medical discharge, or finish out my enlistment. The talk was that we only... Read more »

POZ in the Air Force

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was diagnosed in 99 and go to WHMC every six months. I am now at Travis AFB and for the life of me am the only one. This I can't believe. I would like to know someone else that I might be able to bounce stuff off. Of course I just can't share... Read more »

HIV will die within 20 mins out of body, right?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I heard that HIV in blood or semen cannot survive for more than 20 minutes if it exposes to air and remains on a surface, e.g. table, in a cup.

However, does the amount of the liquid influence the activeness of HIV?
i.e. Will it take more time (more... Read more »