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How Long Can The Hiv Virus Live In The Heat

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...became infected with HIV as a result of contact with blood or other body secretions from an HIV-infected person in the household. For information on these cases refer to the May 20, 1994, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, " Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission in Household Settings -- United States ." Persons living with HIV and persons providing home care for those living with HIV should be fully educated and trained regarding...
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The heat is (bah bah bah bah) on...

Hey There Doc:How are ya? quick question. Had protected vaginal sex with a woman I had known for about 10 minutes in a 3rd world Caribbean Country. She provided the condom, which I assume had been in her purse. The next morning, I looked at the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi Mike,Excessive heat (such as being in the glove box of your car, which is parked out in the Caribbean sun all day) can denature latex condoms making Read more »

HEY SURFER DR.BOB -- IT'S THE MATES WITH A QUESTION - PLEASE HELP -- YOU'RE THE COOLEST!

Hey Dude - Dr. Bob with RESPECT, I have two issues that I think you can help us hommes understand. We knew such a cool Dr. as yourself you could help us with these questions. 1.) We get pretty messed up feet when we surf (as you well know) so my...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Remember, HIV is an extremely fragile virus that does not live for very long at all outside the body. It clearly could not stand the heat on Bell's Beach or the boardwalk along Bondi Beach.Don't let HIV paranoia ruin your day at the beach (or... Read more »

HIV TRANSMISSION

I AM A 1ST RESPONDER IN TRAINING, AND LETS SAY I COME UPON SOMEONE WHO HAS HIV AND IS BLEEDING PROFUSELY(SP). HOW LONG DOES THE HIV VIRUS ACTUALLY LAST OUTSIDE OF THE BODY WHEN A PERSON IS BLEEDING: I KNOW HOW YOU CAN AND CANNOT GET IT, BUT A...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...to the question is complicated. HIV can live in liquid blood for some hours, as long as it is still liquid. If it is dried or heated, the virus dies. You should always wear gloves and any other personal protective equipment that is required for... Read more »

Heat of the Moment

In the heat of the moment at a strip club I received oral sex from a stripper. The kicker is that while unzipping my pants, my penis got caught in the zipper and it cut the side of my penis. It didn't last long, but what's my risk of contracting the...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...extremely low. As always, if you're concerned, the option for testing always remains open to you.One last thing for future "heat of the moment" episodes: might I recommend button-fly jeans?Dr. Bob Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...person for 2 to 8 hours after being deposited on the surface. What kills influenza virus? Influenza virus is destroyed by heat (167-212°F [75-100°C]). In addition, several chemical germicides, including chlorine, hydrogen peroxide,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

You Can Have a Healthy Pregnancy if You Are HIV Positive

...or do not have clean water. Although research has shown that it is possible to reduce the amount of HIV in breast milk by heating it or by having the mother stay on anti-HIV drugs for 6 months after birth, these methods do not eliminate HIV and... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Chinese Acupuncture

...of Chinese medicine will talk about energy imbalances. The language can sound very strange, like "yin deficiency" or "liver heat rising." The Chinese words yin and yang refer to opposing energies that should be in balance, and Qi (pronounced... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...catalogs or hit the "adult love" stores in your area for a better selection. The best condoms are thin but tough and transmit heat and sensation well. Thought: "My partner absolutely refuses to use a condom." New idea: How comfortable are... Read more »
Connect With Others

HIV a dating NIGHTMARE

Posted by Anonymous, 8 Replies
Can anyone else share my agony? I am 24 years old and positive. I am an attractive woman but I am having extreme difficulty meeting other positive men to date. I have been through all of the online matchmakers and I cannot find anyone remotely close... Read more »

HIV+ and working in academia

Posted by kuanRC, 6 Replies
...I'm looking to connect with anyone who has experience as an HIV+ person working on faculty, as a researcher or graduate student in academia. I'm a PhD student in an extremely competitive program Read more »

Help? (sorry, prob TMI)

Posted by ratsstar, 2 Replies
...time..and had said he had precum a lot. Though I think he was using one hand for one act and the other for the other, in the heat of the moment, its hard to really remember what went where.. and this morning i wasnt bleeding much, but there was... Read more »

coming here a long time

Posted by sadface, 3 Replies
...he was tested 3 months ago and hasn't been with anyone since that test. He has std screening done as well. Anyways...in the heat of the moment and many cocktails later..we had unprotected sex. He has terrible wiskers on his face and "down there".... Read more »