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How Long Can The Hiv Virus Live Without A Host

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Russia: Moscow Hosts Key AIDS Conference

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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?...
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 virus... Read more »

Host friendly environment for hiv virus

I have read a lot of Q and A's on this site and several other sites to educate myself and my family on hiv transmission. What i know now is that hiv dies outside of the host(body) and is not infectious however i read that hiv can only stay...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereI would say that a friendly environment for HIV is one in which it is not exposed to oxygen. Theoretically, HIV could live in blood that is not exposed to oxygen for a longer period of time (e.g. inside a needle for instance). But even... Read more »

Lifespan of HIV without a host

How long can the virus that causes HIV infection live outside of a carrier/host?...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
HIV does not survive well in an open environment. No one has been identified with HIV due to contact with an environmental surface. One exception to this is in drug injection syringes, since these are airtight and often contain blood from the... Read more »

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 »
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HIV leave host in very short time

Posted by tobeabetterman, 2 Replies
Hi experts , I post this one because I read something from another famous forum and find many people confused on it ( including me , once have a same anxiety ).
That's also for many of my friends known form internet , and they all confused about... Read more »

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 »