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How Long Does Hiv Last On Surfaces

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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 »

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 »

hiv exposer from a eviromental surface.

Posted by shayshay, 2 Replies
Hi, can a person get hiv if a drop of blood get on their virgan from a tiolet seat. I had a Naat test after 3-weeks neg and a 9-week Orasure Advaned neg also. What are my chances of having hiv. Thank you. Read more »

bloody surface

Posted by adrian18, 1 Reply

Yesterday I removed snow from the driveway with a shovel, that wasn't mine.
Outside were about 0 degrees Celsius. The shovel was broken in the middle, and it was held together with some scotch tape.

After 30 minutes of working, in the right hand... Read more »
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it is possible to contract hiv from surface of shaving machine

hallo i used a shaving machine and cut my skin when i was using it and bled. it wasn't stearlized but used it 2 hours after anybody had used it and i know many people use that machine. I am scared of contracting hiv or hepatitis. is it possible...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your questions,There is no risk for HIV from what you're talking about. There needs to be HIV+ body fluid coming out of someone's body and going directly/immediately inside of your body. That didn't happen at all in this... Read more »

Environmental Surface?

I've been worrying for a few months now and was hoping someone could help me. In January of this year I attended a gentlemens' club. I sat in a chair where I recieved a lap dance. I had place my hands under the chair, holding the metal...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
You could be conjuring up these symptoms out of fear, or they could be associated to something else going on with your body, but they are not associated to HIV if you haven't had unprotected sex with anyone. HIV is not spread through coming... Read more »

Hep B surface antigen (HBsAg) negattive but Hep B surface antibody (Anti-HBs) reactive

my father had chronic hepatisis B infection. He is under medication of Sevivo. 6 month ago his Hep B surface antigen (HBsAg)& DNA but his Hep B surface antibody (Anti-HBs)is still showing reactive. How long does it take for the antibody to...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
It is not clear from your message whether the HBV surface antigen and DNA are still positive and the surface antibody is negative. Sometimes it takes many months for the surface antigen and DNA to become negative, and the antibody may or may not... 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 »
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 »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Scientists Determine How Antibody Recognizes Key Sugars on HIV Surface

WHAT: HIV is coated in sugars that usually hide the virus from the immune system. Newly published research reveals how one broadly neutralizing HIV antibody actually uses part of the sugary cloak to help bind to the virus. The antibody binding... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Florida: AIDS Era Surfaced Early in South Florida

Twenty-five years ago, CDC's initial report on HIV/AIDS described cases in five gay men in Los Angeles. Subsequently, more reports of cases among gay men emerged mostly in New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles. In South Florida, however, doctors... Read more »

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