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How Long Does The Hiv Virus Stay Alive In Fresh Air

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How long can HIV in vaginal fluid stay alive outside the body on your fingers?

I would to ask you if someone has touched small quantity of HIV+ vaginal fluid and after a while his fingers have dried out, is it considered for HIV to be dead? How long could stay alive outside the body?...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,As this is a hypothetical situation let me address all the pieces going on here.Once fluid carrying HIV dries, the HIV in that fluid is absolutely dead. HIV can't live outside the body, so once it's in the open air... Read more »

How long life of hiv virus in air ,food particles?

I have eat one peace of apple from other person.i think if who hands are cut and any risk of hiv.... Read more »

how long does it take for hiv virus to die in air?

i touched little bit of infected vagainal fluid with my finger.after 5 seconds i accidently touched... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Viacom, Kaiser Family Foundation, U.K. National AIDS Trust Expanding "Staying Alive" Campaign Into Europe

Viacom , the world's largest media group, along with the Kaiser Family Foundation and the U.K.'s National AIDS Trust , is expected to announce today that it is expanding a multimillion dollar HIV/AIDS awareness campaign to the United Kingdom and... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

MTV to Broadcast Nelson Mandela 85th Birthday Special, Including Discussion of HIV/AIDS, Other Issues

MTV today will air an hour-long program, titled "Meeting Mandela: A Staying Alive Special," to mark former South African President Nelson Mandela's 85th birthday, Christian Science Monitor . During the program, Mandela speaks with young people... Read more »
AIDS Survival Project

Making a Fresh Start in California

I am now a resident of California. Oakland, California to be exact. Oakland is a half-hour drive over the Bay Bridge or a 15-minute rapid rail ride away from San Francisco. I didn't feel like I needed to live in San Francisco, possibly the queerest... Read more »

IDWeek Is Alive With the Sound of Music

If you asked 100 HIV clinicians and researchers what the Von Trapp family has to do with HIV/AIDS, 99 would probably stare at you like you're insane. The 100th would be Trip Gulick. Gulick -- more formally known as Roy M. "Trip" Gulick, M.D., a... Read more »
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struggling with meds to stay alive

Posted by Anonymous
Struggling With Meds To Be Alive

In today's culture I know we've all learned of Aids as a "REAL
Painful Experience BUT some of us hide and stuff our energies
into things as the emotional jolt is a a real problem to process.
After 16 years you would... Read more »

anxiety is eating me alive!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have read several posts on this board and I feel so stupid for waiting so long to test for hiv. So many of you got tested as soon as you could and I think that is so impressive because I am shaking right now just thinking of it. It has been... Read more »

Fresh out of the box...

Posted by renevatio, 2 Replies
Hello all.

I was diagnosed on July 20, with confirmation on the 22nd via WB.

I was headed to Hawaii the following morning of my test. So you can imagine the plane ride over. Ugh. The good news was that I got to kinda put off some of the pain in a... Read more »

POZ in the Air Force

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I was diagnosed in 99 and go to WHMC every six months. I am now at Travis AFB and for the life of me am the only one. This I can't believe. I would like to know someone else that I might be able to bounce stuff off. Of course I just can't share... Read more »