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How Long Does HIV Live In A Wet Environment

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How long does HIV survive outside the body wet or dried?

Essentially my father in law lives with us (we take care of him) He is HIV positive. This morning when I used the bathroom and stood up there was blood on the toilet seat which I sat on. I have researched as much as I can and the numbers are...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

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

University of North Carolina
Hello thereViruses alive inside cells and must have the nutrients of a cell to remain alive. Outside a body, the virus is fragile and dies within minutes if it is allowed to dry up. HIV can survive longer in environments where blood or semen is... Read more »

HIV and wet environment

HelloI have a question regarding HIV. I received oral sex from a sex worker for about 10 minutes... Read more »

Does tied up condom provide same environment as syringe?

I just have a question that has been puzzling me lately:Does a used condom (with semen inside) that... Read more »
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Posted by blessed70, 2 Replies
Hello,
I have read majority of your blogs and I must say this is a good place to start when you dont have close people to relate with.
Where do I start Since I was diagnosed with HIV I have gone through the 5 stages of loss and grief.
Stage 1. Denial... Read more »