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How Long Can The Hiv Virus Live In Extreme Temperature

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An Overview of Norvir (Ritonavir)

... --> Brand Name: Norvir Other Name(s): RTV Drug Class: Protease Inhibitors Ritonavir, also known as Norvir, is a type of medicine called a protease inhibitor (PI). PIs act by blocking protease, a protein that HIV needs to make more copies of itself. HIV/AIDS-Related Uses Ritonavir was approved by the FDA on March 1, 1996, for use with other antiretroviral agents in the treatment of HIV infection in adults and children 2...
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can the hiv survive beyond the body temperature?

It is possible for the hiv/aids virus to survive outside the human body temperature and if so, for how long does it take?
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
There are several studies that have shown that virus can persist and be infectious outside of the body for hours or even days in a moist environment. Eric Read more »

A few questions about the virus HIV rather than AIDS

I had a few questions about the HIV virus. Wikipedia was helpful I still need more information. At what temprature does HIV die? How long does it take? If there are no host cells in the body would HIV die? I think thats it. Thank you Doctor.
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...I don't know at what temperature HIV becomes non-infectious, but it does not survive long outside the human body. That is why intimate sexual contact and/or exchange 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? 1,5 or 20...
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... Read more »

Combivir Potency and temperature extremes.

Hello, I would like to say I am extremely grateful for your column. I am currently taking both sustiva, once a day in the morning and combivir, twice a day. I take the combivir at 13 hour intervals as closely as possible (6:00 AM & 7:00 PM). My...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
...the heat/freezing question. Freezing temperatures are not generally the problem, it is the heat.Sustiva has a particularly long half life, longer than combivir. I agree that missing an occasional dose of either is not a cause for crisis -... Read more »
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Fuzeon

... Common Name: enfuvirtide or T-20 Brand Name: Fuzeon Class: HIV fusion inhibitor (a type of entry inhibitor) Standard dose: One subcutaneous (under the skin) injection of 90 mg (1 ml) Read more »
The Well Project

Hyperlipidemia and HIV/AIDS: High Cholesterol and Triglycerides

... Table of Contents Introduction Hyperlipidemia and HIV How to Know if you Have Hyperlipidemia Foods That Affect Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels Exercise and Hyperlipidemia Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Atazanavir (Reyataz)

...been tentatively approved under PEPFAR (see Fact Sheet 475 ). Protease inhibitors prevent the protease enzyme from working. HIV protease acts like a chemical scissor. It cuts the raw material for HIV into specific pieces needed to build a new... Read more »
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Emtriva

...effects (rarely seen) may include headache, diarrhea, nausea, and rash. Flare-up of HBV (hepatitis B) in people co-infected with HIV/HBV has occurred when Emtriva was discontinued (see tips). Skin discoloration (darkening of the skin on the palms... Read more »
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Acute HIV Infection - Help!!

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I got fever 4 weeks after a sex worker gave me unprotected oral sex. The fever was 99F with headache, weakness, night sweats, funny sensations in my body, tingling in my hands and feet. This fever has lasted 6 weeks and aint going. In the 2nd and... Read more »

ARS SYMPTOMS

Posted by chris11474, 2 Replies
...to do this and might allways done this. but it has went to 99.7 but went back down it does not last all day and dont last for long. sometime about 8:00 in the night i be sitting watching tv and it will go up to 99.3 and then goes back down,i do... Read more »

Just took t test..... now extremely scared........

Posted by missing, 3 Replies
...To be honest I never thought I will need to do this. I understand how HIV is transmitted so I avoid doing all of those risky act. I only have 1 stable partner for many years, never smoke let a lone Read more »

Explain why masturbation with panties is no risk

Posted by Worried12, 5 Replies
...Im sorry to make ANOTHER topic, but Im finally about over it. Please go in depth why I couldnt have gotten HIV. On fluid soaks into the panties does it die? Once it dries does it die? How long would it live? If the panties were wet is there Read more »