How Long HIV Virus Live In The Dead Body

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Ask the Experts

How long HIV virus survive in a Dead Human body

QUESTION #1: Respected Sir, I want to know, How long HIV virus survive in a dead human body as soon as a person dies. How to handle the dead body which is infected with HIV? How to wrap? What sort of precaution should be taken in this regard? ...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...death.When a person is embalmed after death, a combination of fixatives and disinfectants in embalming fluid, can inactivate the HIV virus, significantly reducing/eliminating, the risk of transmission. In summary, the length of time that viable... Read more »


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HIV transmission from a dead body

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The Body

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Terri Wilder

Remembering a Great HIV Advocate

...emphasize the good we can find in all people. Dan Dunable It has been well over a year since my friend Dan Dunable died. We think he died on October 4th ... but we are really not sure ... we don't know, we are guessing. What we do know... Read more »
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The Burden of Disease: HIV, TB, Malaria and Hepatitis

...pattern of illness proceeding from the immune deficiency that develops in the years after a person becomes infected with HIV: the human immunodeficiency virus. Many people have pointed out the semantic illogic of "getting AIDS," that "you can't... Read more »
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Former lover found dead

Posted by grcboy28, 2 Replies
...broke up with her soon after for fear of relapse. I haven't seen her since. This past weekend I was sad to learn she was found dead in a hotel room. The police think she was murdered. All of a sudden the demons arose again. What I tried hard... Read more »

am i on death row

Posted by soimnotalone, 10 Replies
...for months I have been reading the advancement of meds and how people are living longer with hiv as long as they take their meds and take care of themselves. does that apply to those of us who graduated to advance Read more »

my own research has scared me...

Posted by Nathan, 3 Replies suggested. I just read the tab, "Just diagnosed"... the first day. Now, the doctor and everyone says that this is not a death sentence and that I will have to worry about other health issues (if I keep myself healthy and work with my... Read more »

has it been proven with tests HIV dies quickly...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...outside the body? How long would it live on someones clothes? Read more »