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How Long Does Hiv Aids Survive On Surface

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Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
Hallo. I have read a lot of articles before asking this question but I still have a question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body... Read more »

How long before symptoms surface??

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
For those who are infected with HIV, How long was it after exposure before the symptoms surfaced? Weeks? Months?? Years even?? Second question, What are the most common symptoms of the virus?? If someone out there could explain what they've... Read more »

How long do HIV survive in Semen

Posted by Wantanswer, 2 Replies
I have a question. Why is there such conflicting report about how HIV survive outside the body in semen. There one report that HIV dies when the semen dried up. Then there other report that it dies instantly in semen when it hit the air? Which is... Read more »

How long does HIV survive outside the body?

Posted by xtreme, 2 Replies
Hi,

I just wanted to know how long HIV survives outside body and how long it would live on lets say a razor?? I get confused about what the CDC says..some say hours some say minutes...would it be more than a day?

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Emotional Toll of Long-Term Survival

Posted by Anonymous
I would like people who have survived with HIV for a long time to give me some help. I'm stuck emotionally and spiritually. I've had HIV for 23 years and AIDS for 10, along with a stroke, cancer, and epilepsy. I'm physically doing quite well despite... Read more »
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Exactly how long does HIV survive outside its host?

Hello. In several of yuor answers to the question on how long can HIV live outside the human body, it was stated ranging from few to several minutes. By how much is this 'few to several minutes'?How much constitutes few or several minutes?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Unfortunately, there is no exact answer to your question. There are many different variables that will determine how long HIV infected fluid will remain infectious in the environment. The type of fluid, the quantity of fluid, the amount of virus... Read more »

Long term survival with AIDS and HIV

Thank you Doctors to making us available this wonderful Website. my Q. is is there any difference between when you start medication the begining of HIV or when it becomes AIDS? Because my friend discovered so late when he become very sick and had...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The optimal time to start HIV medication is not known with precision. Nor do we know the best strategy to pursue after treatment is commenced. Do we continue forever or can therapy be stopped periodically at future time points? A few studies are... Read more »

How long do bloodborne diseases or communicable diseases reside on surfaces?

How long do communicable diseases(blood borne pathogens such as AIDS or Hepatitis) reside on surfaces, like in a medical setting were mucous or blood is exposed on surfaces or instruments??...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
It depends on the pathogen (germ). Viruses, which depend on human cells to reproduce and survive, last the shortest time, typically measured in hours. Some bacteria that can form spores may survive for many years.... Read more »

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 »
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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Kidney Transplant Survival Can Be Long-Term for People With HIV

A Johns Hopkins study finds that HIV-positive kidney transplant recipients could have the same one-year survival rates for themselves and their donor organs as those without HIV, provided certain risk factors for transplant failure are recognized... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

The AIDS Survival Project Story: 15 Years of Advocacy, Self-Empowerment, Partnership

This year marks the 15th anniversary of AIDS Survival Project. Our year-long celebration will be capped November 15 with an Anniversary Gala at downtown Atlanta's elegant Commerce Club (34 Broad Street) from 6: 00 to 8:00 p.m. The evening will... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Iowa: Service Challenges Grow Along With HIV, AIDS Cases

As survival rates for HIV/AIDS patients climb and more Iowans test positive for the virus, new service challenges are emerging for health care workers and patients. The number of Iowans living with HIV/AIDS has risen 16 percent in the last two... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: "Reaching the Surface" Raises HIV/AIDS Awareness With Music, Dance

Dance, music, and the spoken word will be employed in the cause of HIV prevention at upcoming performances in Miami. "Reaching the Surface" is targeted toward minorities and youth at risk for HIV/AIDS. Ronderrick Mitchell, a New World School of the... Read more »