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How Long Does Hiv Aids Survive On Surface

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...begin and maintain behavioral changes that reduce the risk of becoming infected. For women who are found to be infected, it can assist in getting early treatment and avoiding infecting others. For more information, refer to " HIV/AIDS among Women Who Have Sex with Women ." Can I get HIV from getting a tattoo or through body piercing? A risk of HIV transmission does exist if instruments contaminated with blood are either not sterilized...
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Cure for HIV/AIDS (CURE 2009) (CURE 2009)

Hi,I have been wondering why it is so difficult for HIV/AIDS cure to be found especially for Americans who nothing is impossible for. I am from Africa living with HIV. Would there ever be a cure for this deadly disease and when?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...or should we as HIV+ just let the cure fall into our laps someday. Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, I strongly doubt a cure for HIV/AIDS will fall into our laps! The way to the cure is scientific research. This unfortunately requires significant... Read more »

HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator

HIV does not live long outside of the body. Can you please advise me how long?
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
...HIV does poorly in dry enviornments. So if a drop of blood containing HIV is left out on a surface, the HIV concentration drops 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 »

Can I get HIV from handling rented adult video tapes?

Thank you for the valuable advice you provide to the general public. I recently read http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/hiv_aids/hivinfo/survive.htm at CDC'w web site and realize a potential risky behavior of mine. It seems that "drying" HIV can survive...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...Hi. Thank you for your question.HIV will not survive outside the body for more than a few minutes. This issue is addressed in greater detail in my question, "How Read more »
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AIDS Foundation of Chicago

The Faith in Prevention Training Manual: Tools for Your HIV/AIDS Ministry

... here . For a PDF of Chapter 1, please click here . "My people perish for lack of knowledge" -- Hosea 4:6a Chapter 1: HIV/AIDS 101 AIDS is a chronic, life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By damaging... Read more »
The Body

This Month in HIV: The Truth About HIV/AIDS Denialism

...their initiation of HAART [highly active antiretroviral therapy]. None of them volunteer or work for any of the hundreds of HIV/AIDS organizations across the U.S. catering mostly to poor and underinsured people living with HIV. None are AIDS... Read more »
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Tiger Woods and HIV/AIDS, Revisited

...of my readers and watchers for even writing anything about this overly publicized affair. So here we are living in a world of HIV/AIDS and Tiger Woods reportedly has had affairs with around 14 different women. In my opinion we... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Biotechnology Company to Launch Trial of New HIV/AIDS Treatment That Would Target DNA

... A biotechnology company on Monday announced plans to start human trials of a new approach to treating HIV/AIDS that targets patients' DNA, Reuters reports. California-based Sangamo BioSciences ' drug SB-728-T is designed to disrupt the Read more »
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Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...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 fluids that contains are dried then... Read more »

Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
...hello. Here's my problem. I work with a person who has hiv. We were gift wrapping with a little sewing scissors.. Well, he cut himself on it (just a little prick..that's what she said.. 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 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 »