How Long Does Hiv Live 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 »

HIV/AIDS Co-ordinator

HIV does not live long outside of the body. Can you please advise me how long? Read more »
The Well Project

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 »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...avian flu virus is called H5N1, because it has haemagglutinin 5 and neuraminidase 1 on its surface. You cannot develop a lifelong immunity to influenza. Even if you are protected against a flu virus one year, you may not be protected from a new... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

CD4 Cell Tests

...cells. When CD4 cells multiply to fight an infection, they also make more copies of HIV. When someone is infected with HIV for a long time, the number of CD4 cells they have (their CD4 cell count) goes down. This is a sign that the immune system... 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
...prick..that's what she said.. anyway) and then about two hours later I cut myself on the same scissors. Does anybody know how longhiv 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 »

My story

Posted by sunfire, 1 Reply
...I have had Hiv for 16 years now.I have had problems with little brother thinks it easy for someone with Hiv to get a job.He thinks the 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 »
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