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How Long Does HIV Survive On An Object

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AIDS InfoNet

How HIV Drugs Get Approved

...the FDA approves the NDA, the drug can be sold to treat specific medical conditions. What Are the "Phases" of Clinical Trials? There are four phases of human clinical trials. These apply to all drugs, not just drugs for HIV/AIDS. If the results from any phase of testing are not good enough, the company will stop developing the drug. Phase I trials test the safety of new drugs for humans. These trials record the side effects that occur...
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hiv on material objects

If I rented a lot of porn videos and say some of them have been touched with and had some sperm residue from previous borrowers,...am I at risk of getting HIV from touching the tapes and then masturbating?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...No, you are not considered to be at risk for infection. HIV is not known to be transmitted through casual contact because HIV does not survive long enough to cause infection when exposed Read more »

Would I get AIDS

Hi,A stranger on the train shake hand with me and after I reached home I realised that there is a long cut on my hand. Would I get aids if the man put his blood on a ring and use it to cut me? Should I go for a HIV test? How long should I wait...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Based on the epidemiological knowledge of HIV and its transmission, there is no evidence that HIV has been transmitted through casual contact. It's important to remember that Read more »

Virus survival and cuts

Dear Ryan,I have this question playing around in my mind.I had to change clothes in a toilet and I put them on the toilet seat. That night, when I got home, I noticed a white stain on them. I washed them by hand four days later and I had some small...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...HIV dies pretty rapidly when it is exposed to the environment. HIV requires a host (a human body) to survive. This is why we don't Read more »

Hepatitis C from a nail salon?

Dr. Dieterich,I recently visited a nail salon. The manacurist cut into the side of my finger with his instrument. To stop it from bleeding, he applied some liquid antiseptic. The thing is, he touched the tip of the bottle directly into my open...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
In a word, yes! There is a risk from manicures and pedicures from the instruments as well. If I were to get a manicure myself, I would bring my own set of instruments and then I would not have to worry about it! Go buy your own! DTD Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Clinical Trials

...Components of Clinical Trials The Stages of Treatment Trials Should I Participate in a Clinical Trial? Clinical Trials and HIV+ Women What Are Clinical Trials? The term clinical trial is used to describe many different types of... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders) Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV or AIDS , or cancer , or those on chronic steroids) People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Molluscum

...systems can develop molluscum lesions that spread, last a long time, and are very difficult to treat. About 20% of people with AIDS will develop molluscum. Molluscum is not a serious health problem. However, many people find the molluscum... Read more »
World Health Organization

WHO Announces New Approaches to HIV Prevention and Treatment Among Children

...opportunities to do more to promote healthy lives for infants and children," says Dr Hiroki Nakatani, Assistant Director-General for HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases at WHO. Until now, very few children under the age of one... Read more »
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...husband in my life that Masters in BioChemistry and Virology. After many hours of on line research and talking to my husband HIV is nothing like it was 20 years ago. What you need to look forward to now is understanding that it will be a life... Read more »

HIV / AIDS DOCS

Posted by Survivor, 1 Reply
...What do HIV/AIDS Doc's do, when they are not seeing you? http://www.thebody.com/thebody/ukraine.html Ben Young, M.D. In Ukraine, Clinicians Read more »

Long-term HIV and Aids survivors' health worrying

Posted by ScotCharles
...KaiserNet January 8, 2008 Some experts and doctors recently have voiced concerns that people who were diagnosed with HIV and Aids in the early years of the epidemic are experiencing "premature[e]" or "disproportionate numbers" of ailments... Read more »

Christian Grantham of GAYBC Questions AIDS

Posted by Anonymous, 9 Replies
...the book this month as was shocked to learn that much of what we've been fed about HIV is incorrect. To learn more about the HIV/AIDS controversy listen to the interview with Christine Maggiore at: http://www.unet.univie.ac.at/~a9320089/ You... Read more »