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How Long Does HIV Live In A Wet Environment

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The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...that they cannot afford to avoid talking with their children about HIV. Talking to your children about HIV is an opportunity to provide them with facts and dispel myths. Talking about HIV will help your children to develop lifelong values regarding sexual activity and drug use. It is also a chance to develop an open and honest relationship with your children. The Facts About HIV Many parents are uncomfortable talking to their children...
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can the hiv survive beyond the body temperature?

It is possible for the hiv/aids virus to survive outside the human body temperature and if so, for how long does it take?
Eric Daar, M.D.

Response from Eric Daar, M.D.

UCLA School of Medicine
...several studies that have shown that virus can persist and be infectious outside of the body for hours or even days in a moist environment. Eric Read more »
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
...I found the following answer to this question in a CDC pamphlet:HIV in the EnvironmentScientists and medical authorities agree that HIV does not survive well in the environment, making the possibility Read more »

infection

How long does HIV live outside the body on surfaces and does it matter if the environment is wet or dry? What special cleaning/precautions can I take in the home setting to minimize risk to neg family members?
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...I don't think there is a precise answer, and my educated guess is that HIV doesn't survive long at all, regardless of whether the surface is wet or dry. If you are talking about cleaning up fluid that Read more »

let's clear something up...

Dear Doc, After reading many of the posts to your web page, I am still not entirely sure how to interpret some of your answers. Considering the length of time the HIV virus will live outside the body, you say that it is only for a few minutes....
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...withinthe human body. It cannot live in an environment outside the human body. There are many variables that determine how long the virus will live outsidethe body. The exact length of time the virus will survive depends on theexact... Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents Gut Basics The Gut and HIV Diarrhea and HIV Coping With Diarrhea Nausea, Vomiting and Anorexia Gas, Bloating and Heartburn Taking Care of Read more »
The Well Project

Did You Just Test HIV Positive?

...treating HIV. Studies have shown that an HIV-positive person whose health care provider treats many HIV-positive people lives longer than a person whose health care provider treats a few HIV-positive people. Even though there is no cure for HIV... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...estimated 36.1 million people worldwide -- 34.7 million adults and 1.4 million children younger than 15 years -- were living with HIV/AIDS. Through 2000, cumulative HIV/AIDS-associated deaths worldwide numbered approximately 21.8 million -- 17.5... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

...such silicone injections are ultimately disfiguring, as the silicone migrates, changes shape, or hardens over time. Despite a long history of fatalities, infections, severe local tissue damage, and disfigurement, injecting "street" silicone is... Read more »
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Can you get HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...I was in a shoe store and I scratched my finger on the shelf- did not see any blood on my finger or the shelf. Can you get HIV this way? Read more »

Explain why masturbation with panties is no risk

Posted by Worried12, 5 Replies
...Please go in depth why I couldnt have gotten HIV. On fluid soaks into the panties does it die? Once it dries does it die? How long would it live? If the panties were wet is there a risk? My symptoms are: white bump and marks on side of tongue... Read more »

HIV outside the body

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...How long does HIV live outside the body? Read more »

HIV Survival

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...I've been searching everywhere and cannot find a good answer to this question. How long will HIV survive in everyday environments outside of the body? There was a small amount of dried blood (much less than a milliliter) Read more »