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How Long Can The Hiv Virus Live In The Atmosphere

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What Is HIV?

...we're here for. Use this page as a starting point for learning everything you need to know about HIV. Let's start with the basics . HIV is short for "human immunodeficiency virus." How Do You Get HIV? Meet the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) You can get HIV through unprotected sex or by sharing needles or other equipment used to inject drugs. Who Gets HIV? Anybody can get HIV . HIV is a virus; once it gets into...
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HIV virus

How long does a HIV virus stay outside the body ? In other words how long does it live if it stays outside in the atmosphere?
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
...Please refer HIV related questions to the HIV forum Read more »

May i get HIV

hi,I used my friend's fleshlight w/o washing it( i guess i was overly excited in trying it..). I am unsure of his HIV status and when he last used it but lets say he used it the night before. Is it possible for the HIV virus to stay active for more...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...I could have caught HIV from the toy if someone had used it before and returned it or something. I was reading about how the HIV virus could survive for extended periods of time in a vacuum and I was just thinking, is it possible for this to... Read more »

Re:Re HIV and Disability

Hey Dr. Bob, no need to thank me for the last post! I'm always happy to do my part. By my calculations, you've given me way more minutes of smiles and laughter reading your columns than I've spent on the response to SSI-guy (and often there's some...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...disease. That's still being worked out.Perhaps the best way to approach this case would be to state that anemia in the setting of HIV/AIDS is often multifactorial in nature. Certainly anemia of chronic disease may well be a contributing factor in... Read more »

Blood on ATM Machine

Dr Bob,I cannot believe my luck (or lack thereof...)I have just recovered from the testing and psychological effects of a blood exposure at a hospital.A couple of days ago I used an ATM machine. After pressing the buttons and waiting for the cash to...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Lea,Your HIV risk is nonexistent and your fears completely unwarranted. I urge you to seek psychological help in confronting and hopefully Read more »
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The Well Project

HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

...integrated into) the CD4 cell, itcommands the CD4 cell to start making new HIV proteins. The proteins are thebuilding blocks for new HIV viruses. They are produced in long chains. Assembly An HIV enzyme called protease cuts... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...themselves. Before you talk to your children about HIV, it is important for you to know the facts. What Is HIV? HIV stands for "Human Immunodeficiency Virus" Without treatment, HIV will eventually wear down the immune system in most people... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

... How Do You Treat the Flu Virus? How Do You Treat Flu Symptoms? What About Flu Shots? Concerns For People Living With HIV Concerns For Pregnant Women, Children and People Over 50 Introduction Influenza, or simply the flu, is a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

The Stages of HIV Disease

... HIV Is a Continuum Infection Primary Infection (or Acute Infection) Seroconversion The Asymptomatic Stage Early- and Medium-Stage Read more »
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how long do you live with HIV?

Posted by Nicole_herpes, 3 Replies
...how long do you live with HIV? I am 1 month. I am feel alone after i know it. But i i just find friends at HIV dating site, such asn STDROmance.com Read more »

seriously

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Last post, HIV when entering the Human body has to enter a vein right ? say there was a needle on the bottom of a chair and you gotpricked by Read more »

Am I Infected

Posted by delhiguy, 3 Replies
...start of 3rd Week till the end of 3rd Week Post Exposure and the Symptoms Included: Feverish Feeling (But NO FEVER) Dizziness along with HOT and Cold Flushes (Throughout the 3rd Week) Abdominal Inflammation with Pain(Continued from Later half of... Read more »

How long have I had HIV?

Posted by redbull, 1 Reply
...Do your #'s necessarily dictate how long you have had HIV? When I was diagnosed in 5/09 my cd4 was 94 and my VL was 400K. After being on atripla for 2 1/2 months my cd4 has jumped Read more »