How Long Does HIV Virus Survive Outside The Body

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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 soon as a person dies. How to handle the dead body which is infected with HIV? How to wrap? What sort of precaution should be taken in this regard? ...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...death.When a person is embalmed after death, a combination of fixatives and disinfectants in embalming fluid, can inactivate the HIV virus, significantly reducing/eliminating, the risk of transmission. In summary, the length of time that viable... Read more »

How long can HIV lay dormant in the body?

My partner and I are living out of the USA and have been together for almost 30 years. For the... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...person in the household. For information on these cases refer to the May 20, 1994, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, " Human Immunodeficiency Virus Transmission in Household Settings -- United States ." Persons living with HIV and persons... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Body Shape Changes (Lipodystrophy)

...Lipo Be Treated? The Bottom Line What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy, or "lipo" for short, is a collection of body shape changes in people taking antiretroviral medications (ARVs). "Lipo" refers to fat, and "dystrophy" means bad... Read more »
The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself Read more »
The Body

HIV News & Views, May 13, 2009 - The Body

... HIV News & Views, May 13, 2009 - The Body May 13, 2009 What's New at TheBody.com News & Views Library Change/Update Subscription Read more »