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How Long After Exposure Should You Check For Hiv

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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 »

Already HIV+, but re-exposed!

Hi,I have been HIV+ for 5+ years, and on medication for about 9 months (Atazanavir/Norvir/Truvada)... Read more »

exposure to HIV

I met a woman exposed to HIV for a year via unprotected sex with a man who had HIV the whole time... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Exposed to Domestic Violence Experience Long-Lasting Health Problems, At Increased Risk of HIV Infection, Report Says

...Friday. The U.N. Development Fund for Women also called for more awareness about the link between violence and the spread of HIV/AIDS ( U.N. News Service , 11/25). New York Times Examines Practice in Africa of Forced Marriages The New... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interim Guidance: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in Men Who Have Sex With Men

...TDF/FTC, in conjunction with behavioral interventions, in reducing sexual HIV acquisition in a multinational population of MSM exposed to HIV through high-risk sex. 4 A recent safety study of PrEP with TDF among 400 MSM in the United States... 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 »
AIDS InfoNet

How Risky Is It?

...Mean? In the late 1980s and early 1990s, several studies were done to assess the risk of HIV infection from specific types of exposure to HIV. These calculations only give a general idea of risk. They can tell you which activities carry a higher... Read more »
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boyfriend just tested positive for hiv

Posted by lion355, 1 Reply
...I am a woman and my boyfriend just tested positive for HIV. Ours is a long distance relationship, so the sex was irregular. We had unprotected sex during the course of one year. I Read more »

Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
...hello. Here's my problem. I work with a person who has hiv. We were gift wrapping with a little sewing scissors.. Well, he cut himself on it (just a little prick..that's what she said.. Read more »

Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
...bit and decided to have sex. I inserted into him and was barely in him for 30 seconds (unprotected) when he told me he was HIV positive. Stopped then and there. I know I have to wait 3 months but I'm worried sick. I think b/c I was insertive... Read more »

Help I Need Answers Think I've Been Exposed To Hiv

Posted by Fearful26, 2 Replies
...101 or 102,pretty high.They took urine samples.I told them i have white tongue,my lips felt dry i told them i think i've been exposed to a std,i did'nt say hiv.They gave me some meds for a infection or bactaria,i took it the same day.Lately from... Read more »