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How Long Can Std Survive Outside The Body

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How long does HIV survive outside the body?

Hi,Rick! I have two questions: 1. In your answers you often say that the virus does not survive more than a few minutes outside the body. I have read a paper by P.J.G.Butler. In this paper, he says that HIV is not unstable under normal enviormental...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.There has been a lot of misunderstanding (and misinterpretation) of thescientific data looking at survival of the HIV virus outside the body. Studies that looked at HIV survival, used concentrations of HIV at... Read more »

How long does the HIV virus survive outside the body?

I've read that the virus cannot survive in an HIV positive drop of dried blood. But what if a... Read more »

How long does HIV survive outside the body?

I recently touched a door handle that had urine on it. The fluids seeped into my palms and I was... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Test Positive Aware Network

Money Well Spent: Opt-Out Testing in Prisons Can Catch STD Cases and Save Taxpayers Money in the Long Run

How much do you think it would cost the health department of a major American city to reduce the amount of gonorrhea, Chlamydia, syphilis and possibly even HIV by 20%? More importantly, if you had to devise the simplest and most cost-effective way... Read more »
HIV Coalition (HIVCO)

Surviving and Thriving With AIDS

From the articles "AIDS 201" and "Surviving and Thriving with AIDS," both by Michael Callen. c 1988, People with AIDS Coalition, Inc. reprinted with permission. I have become more convinced, as a result of my own experience with AIDS and from my... Read more »
Harm Reduction Coalition

Overdose Prevention and Survival

What is an Overdose? Overdose (OD) happens when a toxic amount of a drug, or combination of drugs overwhelms the body. Heroin and other downers affect the body's central nervous system, which slows breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate, and... Read more »
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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?

Thanks Read more »

Risk or not, Hiv survival outside the body

Posted by mustang77, 1 Reply
Hey guys i ment to post this the other day but have been busy. Heres my situation I had mutal mastribation with another guy and he came on my chest, how long does the virus stay alive? I was not sure if i got any on my penis while cleaning up is... Read more »

HIV survival outside the body

Posted by Anonymous
Maybe I'm dumb or a lil slow but im still confused about hiv survival outside the body and its ability to infect.Does it make a difference in the amount of blood or semen outside the body to determine the time of hiv to die?My doctor says the... Read more »

HIV OUTSIDE THE BODY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HOW LONG CAN SURVIVE OUTSIDE THE BODY IN SIDE A BODILY FLUID SUCH AS BLOOD OR CEMEN ? Read more »