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How Long Does Semen Survive Outside Body

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Blood & Semen Survivability of HIV Outside of the Body

I have a 2 questions regarding HIV transmission and survivability outside of the body.1,) How long will the HIV virus survive in blood outside of the body say within a insulin type of needle. I have been told by some needle sharers that the needle...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Your friends might be wrong on both counts. Here's some information that hopefully helps:1) Please refer my previous response to the question "Lifespan of virus in needle"... 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... 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... Read more »
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Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Kidney Transplant Survival Can Be Long-Term for People With HIV

A Johns Hopkins study finds that HIV-positive kidney transplant recipients could have the same one-year survival rates for themselves and their donor organs as those without HIV, provided certain risk factors for transplant failure are recognized... Read more »
HIV Coalition (HIVCO)

Surviving and Thriving With AIDS

From the articles "AIDS 201" and "Surviving and Thriving with AIDS," both by Michael Callen. c 1988, People with AIDS Coalition, Inc. reprinted with permission. I have become more convinced, as a result of my own experience with AIDS and from my... Read more »
Harm Reduction Coalition

Overdose Prevention and Survival

What is an Overdose? Overdose (OD) happens when a toxic amount of a drug, or combination of drugs overwhelms the body. Heroin and other downers affect the body's central nervous system, which slows breathing, blood pressure, and heart rate, and... Read more »
Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches AIDS Ministry

Spiritual Strength for Survival

"This hope we have as an anchor of the soul..." --¬†Hebrews¬†6:19 Introduction Romans 8:35, 37-39. "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? But... Read more »
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How long do HIV survive in Semen

Posted by Wantanswer, 1 Reply
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 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?

Thanks Read more »

Risk or not, Hiv survival outside the body

Posted by mustang77, 1 Reply
Hey guys i ment to post this the other day but have been busy. Heres my situation I had mutal mastribation with another guy and he came on my chest, how long does the virus stay alive? I was not sure if i got any on my penis while cleaning up is... Read more »

HIV survival outside the body

Posted by Anonymous
Maybe I'm dumb or a lil slow but im still confused about hiv survival outside the body and its ability to infect.Does it make a difference in the amount of blood or semen outside the body to determine the time of hiv to die?My doctor says the... Read more »