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How Long Does HIV Live In Dead Body

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HIV transmission from a dead body

Heres a morbid topic. I was reading that undertakers in South Africa were demanding that HIV be listed on the death certificates of those who die of the virus. An industry group for undertakers says that mortuary workers can get infected by fluid...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I reported a case in the NEJM many years ago (letter)where we were able to recover viable HIV virus from a refrigerated body 1-2 days after death so viable HIV can survive for a while (depending on temperature and other conditions) in a dead body.KH... Read more »

How long HIV virus survive in a Dead Human body

QUESTION #1: Respected Sir, I want to know, How long HIV virus survive in a dead human body as... Read more »

HIV in dead bodies

Does the HIV virus continue to live in a deceased body? What about an embalmed body? What about... Read more »

Robin Williams, Friend and Ally to Those Living With HIV, Dead at 63

Robin Williams, the comedy icon and star of lauded films such as Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poets Society and Good Will Hunting (for which he received the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor) died at the age of 63 earlier this week. While many people know... Read more »

HIV News & Views: Body Positivity; HIV's CD4-Killing Instinct Unveiled; Living Queer, Speaking Geek; and More

HIV News & Views, June 20, 2013 - June 20, 2013 Top Stories at Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL Mathew Rodriguez: A Brazilian Lesson in... Read more »
Women Organized to Respond to Life-Threatening Diseases

Alba: "I Think I'm the Oldest Woman Living With HIV!"

At first I was scared to death about HIV. I was trying to get my life back again, plus, I had an emotional rupture with my boyfriend. It was so hard for both of us to accept HIV. I got to acceptance, but he did not. He left me and said I was the... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Coming Back from the Dead

I had a couple of realizations during the holidays. First, I realized that the village idiot is moving into the White House. The second, less unsettling realization, was that some people might not understand why I chose to call this new column... Read more »
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dead man, dead man walking

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
i keep reading odds and stats and all of the one time insertive vaginal sex stuff. i'm wondering if my constant depression, well worthlessness, my infidelity, how i let down my wife and family. if that's really whats still eating me alive from the... Read more »

Once the fluid containing HIV dries, is it dead?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Once vaginal secretion dry, would the HIV in them die? And how long would HIV live if it were into underwear? Would it die once soaked in? Read more »

I feel dead and have lost the will to live

Posted by optimistic2009, 6 Replies
Hi All,

I am sorry for posting such a depressing note here but I feel like I have lost the will to live and have no reason to pursue my career----I am only 33 and I feel like what is the point of any hardwork now!

even if there is a cure, which... Read more »

Positive living? Better off Dead??

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
I've been positive since 1995. I'm on my 3rd set of meds. I'm pill fatigued and frustrated living like this. I asked for a Holiday but my doctor explained my virus was too aggressive to take a break and be safe. I'm really bumming about this. I have... Read more »