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How Long Does Hiv Last On Surfaces

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I thought it would be a while before I came back !! Well, Guess Not

Dr. Bob, Here is my question; I was at a restaurant and ordered some food. Touched everything ,,, Table, booth seat ,, glasses, dishes, my straw. The linen napkins. On one of the linen napkins there was a red spot, looked like soaked in blood. I...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Michael,Once again, absolutely no risk. Michael, I urge you to read through the archives of this forum. All of the questions you are posing have been asked and answered many times. Your fears continue to be completely Read more »

How long does the vaccination last for(Hepatitis A)?

In regards to this question asked before your answer was they seem to last for a very long time. ... Read more »

found filled condom in hotel room fridge

Hi Dr, I found a condom partly fuid flled (thought at the time to be water)resting on the ice tray... Read more »
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HIV Drugs and the HIV Lifecycle

... Table of Contents The Basics The HIV Lifecycle Approved HIV Drugs Combining HIV Drugs The Bottom Line The Basics HIV drugs cannot cure HIV but they Read more »
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Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests II: Viral Load, Resistance and Tropism

...Ifthere is a problem, your viral load may go up. One goal of HIV treatment is to keep viral load levels as low as possiblefor as long as possible. This gives you the best chance of staying healthy.With effective HIV treatment regimens, viral... Read more »
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Selzentry

...as the immune system regains strength; signs and symptoms of inflammation from previous infections may occur soon after anti-HIV treatment is initiated. Report symptoms of illness, such as shingles and TB, to a health care provider. While no... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...fountain, a door knob, dishes, drinking glasses, food, or pets. HIV is not an airborne or food-borne virus, and it does not live long outside the body. Although contact with blood and other body substances can occur in households, transmission... 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 »

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 Read more »

Risks of HIV Infection

Posted by chrisenquist, 2 Replies
...protected sex with a sex worker at Thailand. I used condoms but I have few doubts on the condom usage with regards to Risks of HIV Infection 1st: What are the risks of infection if the condom slips off during withdrawl 2nd: I still remember the... Read more »

Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
...prick..that's what she said.. anyway) and then about two hours later I cut myself on the same scissors. Does anybody know how long hiv survives on things like this. I can't seem to find a straight answer. Also I didn't really see any blood on the... Read more »