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How Long Hiv Virus Lives

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Ask the Experts

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 »

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 »

How long does HIV Virus lasts and precautions that needs to be taken as a caregiver

Hi all,Thanks for your favourable reply which is a great help to me.Your experts has replied to me... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV-Positive People in Africa Increasingly Seek Support From Groups Founded by Others Living With HIV, Long Island Newsday Reports

HIV-positive people in sub-Saharan Africa increasingly are turning to groups founded and run by others living with the virus, rather than the formal health sector and nongovernmental organizations, for support, Long Island Newsday reports. In... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Living With HIV, Living With Treatment: The Capsule Version

In a Capsule HIV is a virus that weakens your body's defences against infections and cancers. There is no cure for HIV infection yet. However, with the right treatment and care, many people with HIV are now living long and well and may live... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Speak Out After Kenyan Cabinet Member Discusses Viability of Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS to Control Spread of Virus

IRIN/ PlusNews reports on the recent statements a Kenyan cabinet member about isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a means of controlling the spread of the virus and reactions by local and international HIV/AIDS advocates. On January 28,... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV & Me: A Guide to Living With HIV for Hispanics - Step 10

"To those who have just been diagnosed with HIV, I want to tell them that life has just begun. One does not have to become ill. This is a chronic, manageable illness and, if you take care of yourself, you can have a long and good life. In my case, I... Read more »
Connect With Others

How long to live?

Posted by PondersLife, 4 Replies
Hi everyone! Ok, here's the skinny...I have been pos since 1998 and started on meds in 2000 (didn't get sick started to prevent getting sick). One month after starting meds virus count was undectable and t-cells were 390 that was in 1998. Now... Read more »

how long to live?

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
hi. I'm wonderin what the average life expectancy is for someone in the US living with HIV. I know it differs greatly from body to body but any general ideas? Read more »

Whats the hardest part of living with a virus?

Posted by Anonymous, 10 Replies
Hello all, I was just wondering what the hardest part of living with a virus is? Read more »

Living With the AIDS Virus

Posted by Anonymous
Here's a topical book by SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd, edited by:SAMIRAN PANDA,ANINDYA CHATTERJI,ABU S ABDUL-QUADER
It traces the evolution of the HIV epidemic in India and documents how the largest democracy in the world has responded to it. It... Read more »