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How Long Does The Virus Survive Outside Of The Body

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How long HIV virus survive in a Dead Human body

QUESTION #1: Respected Sir, I want to know, How long HIV virus survive in a dead human body as soon as a person dies. How to handle the dead body which is infected with HIV? How to wrap? What sort of precaution should be taken in this regard? ...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...body is dead, the more difficult it is for HIV to survive. Refrigeration slows down this process. Once the virus leaves the human body, it dies within minutes, since the virus is immediately going into an environment in which it cannot survive.... Read more »

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FAQs for the Public: Hepatitis C

...hepatitis C and not know it? What are the symptoms of chronic hepatitis C? How serious is chronic hepatitis C? What are the long-term effects of hepatitis C? Tests Can a person have normal liver enzyme (e.g. ALT) results and... Read more »
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Hepatitis B FAQs for the Public

...Hepatitis C can also begin as acute infections, but in some people, the virus remains in the body, resulting in chronic disease and long-term liver problems. There are vaccines to prevent Hepatitis A and B; however, there is not one for Hepatitis... Read more »
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Hepatitis A FAQs for the Public

...C can also begin as acute infections, but in some people, the virus remains in the body, resulting in chronic disease and long term liver problems. There are vaccines to prevent Hepatitis A and B; however, there is not one for Hepatitis C. If... Read more »
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2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...people with HIV or AIDS , or cancer , or those on chronic steroids) People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy In addition, some studies have shown that obese persons ( body mass index > 30 ) and... Read more »
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Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...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 90-99% of the virus is not... Read more »

outside the body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok so experts please tell me how long HIV can last outside the body in a bodilyfluid or blood ? and is easy transferrable if outside the body at say 2-3 hours ? Read more »

seriously

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Last post, HIV when entering the Human body has to enter a vein right ? say there was a needle on the bottom of a chair and you gotpricked by it, what are the chances of Read more »

blood at swimming pool

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Someone had cut himself at the swimming pool and there were bloody footsteps on the floor (fresh blood). I think I accidentally stepped on the blood (I was bare-footed). Is this a possible way of infection? I didn't see any big cuts in my feet. Read more »