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How Long Hiv Does Infectiousness Outside Its Host

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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? 1,5 or 20...
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... Read more »

hiv outside the host

Dr. Bob,We have all read that hiv does not survive well outside the body, but what exactly happens... Read more »

Anyone Know How Long

My ex tested positive for hiv in october. My question is this if his viral load is 13000 and his... Read more »
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HIV risk from a handshake with a tiny cut

Posted by mountainman1970, 1 Reply
...question would be..IF and that is IF there had been a cut place or any blood on the barber mans hands or fingers, how long does hiv stay active outside the body in blood? I am so terrified of having to test again. I tested a few years back over... Read more »

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Posted by KerryinPS, 2 Replies
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Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV

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...Scientists Discover 'Natural Barrier' to HIV 05-Mar-2007 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have discovered that cells in the mucosal lining of human genitalia produce Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
http://www.phppo.cdc.gov/dls/pdf/mmwr/mm4509.pdf Read more »