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How Long Can The AIDS Virus Detected In The Body

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of STD Detection and Treatment in HIV Prevention

What is the link between STDs and HIV infection? How can STD treatment slow the spread of HIV infection? What are the implications for HIV prevention? Where can I get more information? References Testing and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be an effective tool in preventing the spread of HIV , the virus that causes AIDS. An understanding of the relationship between STDs and HIV infection can help in the...
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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 person touched a tiny wet drop of blood and has a cut on his finger even though the blood was there for more than a few minutes but still is wet?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV dies once it is outside of the body. It is a virus that can only live in the body. So touching blood minutes after it has left the body would not pose a risk.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

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
Hi. Thank you for your questions.When a person dies, HIV will not "die" immediately after death. This is because there is a large quantity of blood in the body, and it takes time for the conditions inside the body to change to an unlivable... Read more »

How long does the virus live outside the body

my girlfriend is positive, and I am not. We have been together for 1 year and always use safe sex and we are careful not to get me infected. After fingering in the vagina, does the aids virus still live on your hands after the vaginal fluid has...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is highly unlikely that you would become infected this way. Please refer to responses to What are the risks of fingering someone? and How long does HIV live outside of the body?. RMK... Read more »

AIDS Virus Outside the Body

How long does the AIDS virus survive in seminal fluid outside the body?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Not long enough to be a viable source of infection.... Read more »
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ARS symptoms means virus can be detected?

Posted by jxr
Hi...If you have ARS symptoms two weeks after an unsafe episode and these symptoms are actually a sign of HIV infection, will the PCR test be able to detect the presence of HIV in that short time frame. After all, the symptoms of fighting the... Read more »

HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV

Posted by nomoreworry4me
HIV tests that detect the genetic material of HIV itself (rather than antibodies or antigens) are known as PCR tests. PCR stands for Polymerase Chain Reaction and is a common way of testing for a variety of different organisms. The overall process... 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?

Thanks Read more »

Detecting

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
They say HIV can hide for along time in some cell i think but i dont know for sure about this info but i was jw even if the virus hides can they still detect it at say 3-6 months or sooner with the elisa test ? and why do some pp take 6 months to... Read more »