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How Long Can The Hiv Virus Live In The Heat

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Ask the Experts

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 »

Heat resistance of HIV virus cells vs. RBCs

Has there been any research performed regarding the ability to destroy HIV cells using heat (while... 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 »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Spain: Inactivated Virus Shows Promise Against HIV

A new study shows that injecting heat-inactivated HIV can arouse the immune system in some patients, allowing them temporary freedom from drugs. Ultimately, this approach could lead to a long-term treatment of HIV. Researchers extracted HIV and a... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in Africa Increasingly Seek Support From Groups Founded by Others Living With HIV, Long Island Newsday Reports

HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa increasingly are turning to groups founded and run by others living with the virus, rather than the formal health sector and nongovernmental organizations, for support, Long Island Newsday reports. In... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

HIV Wellness Series: Ready, Set ... When?

Just exactly when the optimal time is to start HIV medications is hotly debated, with the heat supplied by a clash between the need to balance the benefits and toxicities of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and provocative new data pointing to the... Read more »
Body Positive

Be Our Guest! Meals for People with HIV

At God's Love We Deliver, the workday begins at 3:00 a.m.,when chefs begin heating the soup and preparing the entrĂ©es for that day's meal. At 6:00 a.m., the first volunteers arrive and begin packing salads and desserts. Drivers report to work at... Read more »
Connect With Others

How long to live?

Posted by PondersLife, 4 Replies
Hi everyone! Ok, here's the skinny...I have been pos since 1998 and started on meds in 2000 (didn't get sick started to prevent getting sick). One month after starting meds virus count was undectable and t-cells were 390 that was in 1998. Now... Read more »

how long to live?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
hi. I'm wonderin what the average life expectancy is for someone in the US living with HIV. I know it differs greatly from body to body but any general ideas? Read more »

Whats the hardest part of living with a virus?

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
Hello all, I was just wondering what the hardest part of living with a virus is? Read more »

Living With the AIDS Virus

Posted by Anonymous
Here's a topical book by SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, edited by:SAMIRAN PANDA,ANINDYA CHATTERJI,ABU S ABDUL-QUADER
It traces the evolution of the HIV epidemic in India and documents how the largest democracy in the world has responded to it. It... Read more »