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How long do HIV survive in Semen

Posted by Wantanswer, 2 Replies
I have a question. Why is there such conflicting report about how HIV survive outside the body in semen. There one report that HIV dies when the semen dried up. Then there other report that it dies instantly in semen when it hit the air? Which is... Read more »

How long does HIV survive outside the body?

Posted by xtreme, 2 Replies
Hi,

I just wanted to know how long HIV survives outside body and how long it would live on lets say a razor?? I get confused about what the CDC says..some say hours some say minutes...would it be more than a day?

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How long does HIV survive in cold water?

Posted by jacob123, 2 Replies
So i was playing basketball, and i drank from this random guy's water bottle( cold water). What are the chances of catching any sort of HIV? Read more »

Emotional Toll of Long-Term Survival

Posted by Anonymous
I would like people who have survived with HIV for a long time to give me some help. I'm stuck emotionally and spiritually. I've had HIV for 23 years and AIDS for 10, along with a stroke, cancer, and epilepsy. I'm physically doing quite well despite... Read more »
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HIV survival outside the body; needles left around

My question stems from this situation: I used to do home health care and at times performed venipuncture on my patients. I used my puncture resistent box to dispose of my needles. I kept box in care bag which was usually kept on top of my closet...
Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Response from Bruce Dezube, M.D.

Harvard Medical School
It would be incredibly unlikely that your son will get infected by such a scenario that you describe. HIV does not survive this long outside the body. TheBody.com has a link to this very commonly asked question. Here it is... Read more »

Exactly how long does HIV survive outside its host?

Hello. In several of yuor answers to the question on how long can HIV live outside the human body, it was stated ranging from few to several minutes. By how much is this 'few to several minutes'?How much constitutes few or several minutes?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Unfortunately, there is no exact answer to your question. There are many different variables that will determine how long HIV infected fluid will remain infectious in the environment. The type of fluid, the quantity of fluid, the amount of virus... Read more »

Blood & Semen Survivability of HIV Outside of the Body

I have a 2 questions regarding HIV transmission and survivability outside of the body.1,) How long will the HIV virus survive in blood outside of the body say within a insulin type of needle. I have been told by some needle sharers that the needle...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Your friends might be wrong on both counts. Here's some information that hopefully helps:1) Please refer my previous response to the question "Lifespan of virus in needle"... Read more »

how long the baby survive from hiv

i have been diognose with hiv and my son to who is ten years old now how long will he live who survive?...
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
If I understand your question right it sounds like you are saying that both you and your 10 year old son were diagnosed with HIV and you want to know how long both of you could live with this infection.If I have your question right I would suggest... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: Needle Exchange Survives, Receives Credit for Slowing Spread of HIV

In 1997, approximately one-fourth of those with HIV/AIDS in Kent County had contracted it from injection drug use (IDU). John Logie, then mayor of Grand Rapids, proposed a needle-exchange program, which opened as Clean Works in 2000. Now... Read more »
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Kidney Transplant Survival Can Be Long-Term for People With HIV

A Johns Hopkins study finds that HIV-positive kidney transplant recipients could have the same one-year survival rates for themselves and their donor organs as those without HIV, provided certain risk factors for transplant failure are recognized... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Iowa: Service Challenges Grow Along With HIV, AIDS Cases

As survival rates for HIV/AIDS patients climb and more Iowans test positive for the virus, new service challenges are emerging for health care workers and patients. The number of Iowans living with HIV/AIDS has risen 16 percent in the last two... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

The AIDS Survival Project Story: 15 Years of Advocacy, Self-Empowerment, Partnership

This year marks the 15th anniversary of AIDS Survival Project. Our year-long celebration will be capped November 15 with an Anniversary Gala at downtown Atlanta's elegant Commerce Club (34 Broad Street) from 6: 00 to 8:00 p.m. The evening will... Read more »