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How Long Can The Aids Virus Live Exposed To Air

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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 »

Nurse exposed to HIV + blood

I am a nurse who was working, I took blood from an HIV + patient, wore the protective gloves and no... Read more »

More AIDS questions....

My common worries regarding AIDS:1) people smacking mosquitos and then seeing someblood as a... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...several fluids and tissue of a person living with HIV. It is important to understand however, that finding a small amount of HIV in a body fluid or tissue does not mean that HIV is transmitted by that body fluid or tissue. Only specific fluids... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...Fluids" Non-Infectious "Bodily Fluids" Ways of Preventing HIV From Entering the Body Ways in which HIV Is Transmitted Sexual Routes of Transmission Non-Sexual Routes of Transmission Mother... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...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 prescription. PEP should begin as soon as possible after... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...HIV, call Project Inform's HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Hotline at 1-800-822-7422. Concerns For People Living With HIV HIV impairs the body's ability to fight infections, like the flu or common cold. People with HIV are more likely to get... Read more »
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Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
...3 months but I'm worried sick. I think b/c I was insertive and it was so short my risk should be minimal, but I know I was exposed regardless so I'm curious how worried I should be. Can I get tested at 4 or 6 weeks for some reassurance before... Read more »

Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
I was assaulted in an attempted robbery, someone hit me over the head with a rock. I was not unconcious, but I bled a lot and two people kept cold compresses on my head until the ambulance arrived. Both people were ladies in their 60's who do... 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 »

gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
...diseases. If a Gay man has been tested for HIV and Hepatitis B, and tests negative 6 months or more after his last possible exposure to these viruses, this would then indicate that he is not infected. And if a Gay man has been vaccinated against... Read more »