How Long Can The Hiv Virus Live Without A Host

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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? 1,5 or 20...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Unfortunately, there is no exact answer to your question. There are many different variables that will determine how longHIV infected fluid will remain infectious in the environment. The type of fluid, the quantity of fluid, the amount of... Read more »

hiv outside the host

Dr. Bob,We have all read that hiv does not survive well outside the body, but what exactly happens... Read more »

Lifespan of HIV without a host

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Treatment Action Group

White House Summit: Clinton, Shalala, Fleming Host Gathering of AIDS Advocates, Care Givers and People Living with HIV at Day-Long Conference

...Congress she felt she was on the outside, fighting the Reagan and Bush Administrations' complacency towards the epidemic and hostility towards people with HIV, and now she felt as if she was fighting the epidemic with the support of the President... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Rwandan First Lady Kagame Hosts HIV/AIDS Vaccine Roundtable

... Rwandan first lady Jeannette Kagame last week at the United Nations in New York hosted a roundtable discussion about HIV/AIDS vaccine research and development, Rwanda's New Times reports. Kagame, who also serves Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Connecticut Theater Hosts Symposium, Play About HIV/AIDS for Medical, Scientific Communities

... Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, Conn., on Jan. 22 will host a one-day symposium about HIV/AIDS for members of the medical and scientific communities at Yale University and Yale-New Haven Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Central Coast HIV/AIDS Services Hosts World AIDS Day Events

...Central Coast HIV/AIDS Services will mark World AIDS Day with a full day of activities on Dec. 1. At 6 p.m., the group will co-host a commemoration -- including speakers, food and a candlelight vigil -- at Epiphany Lutheran & Episcopal Church,... Read more »
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HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...i can go thru this again, even to the 3 month mark. can someone please let me know if this is a risk or not and even if the HIV virus remains active outside its host body and for how long. the CDC website says that HIV is not infectious outside... Read more »

non progresive hiv

Posted by KerryinPS, 2 Replies
...Hi I am 49 yo gay male. HIV+ since 88. I have never been ill, i have never taken meds and I would like to talk to others with this same condition. thanks Read more »


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Acute HIV Infection Overview

Posted by Anonymous
...destruction of HIV-1-specific CD4+ T lymphocytes. The very high levels of HIV-1 viremia are normally short-lived, indicating that the host is able to generate an immune response that controls viral replication. Over the following weeks, viremia... Read more »
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