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How Long Does The Hepatitis Virus Live Outside Body

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How long does the virus live outside the body

my girlfriend is positive, and I am not. We have been together for 1 year and always use safe sex and we are careful not to get me infected. After fingering in the vagina, does the aids virus still live on your hands after the vaginal fluid has...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
It is highly unlikely that you would become infected this way. Please refer to responses to What are the risks of fingering someone? and How long does HIV live outside of the body?. RMK... Read more »

VIRUS SURVIVAL OUTSIDE OF BODY ....PLS HELP VERY SCARED !!!1

How long does the hep C and HIV virus live outside the human body? Also if you had your hep A and... Read more »

How long does the HIV virus survive outside the body?

I've read that the virus cannot survive in an HIV positive drop of dried blood. But what if a... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Living With Chronic Hepatitis B

What Should You Know to Keep Others From Getting Infected With HBV? What Is Chronic (Life-Long) Hepatitis B? How Serious Is Hepatitis B? How Could You Have Been Infected With HBV? How Can I Take Care of My Liver? Is There Treatment for... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

First Questions We would like to briefly address the most basic questions about HCV and HIV up front. You can read more about many of these issues in later chapters. What Is Hepatitis C? The word hepatitis just means inflammation of the... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

A Comprehensive Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Infection in the United States

Please note: An erratum has been published for this article. To view the erratum, please click here . Summary Hepatitis B vaccination is the most effective measure to prevent hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection and its consequences, including... Read more »
Treatment Action Group

Guide to Hepatitis C for People Living With HIV

Managing and Treating HCV "My doctors have warned me my health may be at more risk from HCV than HIV. I've been urged to have biopsies done of my liver and to consider going on treatment for HCV. I've decided to delay embarking on therapy for two... Read more »
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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?

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 »

Length HIV lives outside the body?!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
It is impossible for it to live more than a couplr minutes, is this right? Read more »

To All Experts - HIV Life Outside Body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know how long HIV can live in semen once it is outside the body? I was exposed to semen of unknow status and I'm concerned I could be in infected with HIV (or any thinkg else?) through a dig in my finger. Four weeks later I have had a... Read more »