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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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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 in cold water?

Posted by jacob123, 2 Replies
So i was playing basketball, and i drank from this random guy's water bottle( cold water). What are the chances of catching any sort of HIV? Read more »

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 »

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 »

How long can HIV survive in cold water? Is sharing a glass risky?

So i was playing basketball, and i drank from this random guy's water bottle( cold water). What are the chances of catching any sort of HIV?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,There is <b>no risk at all</b> of getting HIV from what you're describing.If the question is how long HIV can survive in cold water, the answer is note very long at all.However, the real question here is... 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 »

How long does HIV survive outside the body?

I recently touched a door handle that had urine on it. The fluids seeped into my palms and I was wondering if you could catch HIV like that. I've checked every site that had info about this information but none seemed to explain the...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi,HIV begins to die once is leaves the body and becomes unable to infect. This occurs within minutes. HIV does not survive long outside the human body (such as on surfaces), and it cannot reproduce. Therefore it becomes unable to infect.HIV is also... Read more »
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