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How Long Is Hiv Active When Exposed To Air

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV Transmission

...personal concerns, call CDC-INFO 24 Hours/Day at 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636), 1-888-232-6348 (TTY), in English, en EspaƱol. Are health care workers at risk of getting HIV on the job? The risk of health care workers being exposed to HIV on the job is very low, especially if they carefully follow universal precautions (i.e., using protective practices and personal protective equipment to prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections). It...
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Nurse exposed to HIV + blood

I am a nurse who was working, I took blood from an HIV + patient, wore the protective gloves and no problems during ths procedure. However, approximately 1 minute later the patient asked that another piece of tape be put on the gauze where the blood...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,The HIV-acquisition risk from this occupational exposure is nonexistent. HIV cannot permeate intact skin. However, it is imperative that all occupational exposures (or potential exposures) Read more »

HIV Expose and bizarre PEP treatment

I received oral sex (penis and anal) from a homeless woman whose HIV status is unknown. After 9 days of the exposure I went to see an internal medicine physician for testing. He told me that since the infection was recent he could give me a PEP of...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...HIV-antibody test at three months. I'm confident the result will be negative.Donation information for The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation can be found on the foundation's Web site at www.concertedeffort.org. Thanks for your interest in... Read more »

Already HIV+, but re-exposed!

Hi,I have been HIV+ for 5+ years, and on medication for about 9 months (Atazanavir/Norvir/Truvada) and have responded very well.During a recent sexual encounter with another HIV+ male, his condom ripped right after ejaculation, resulting in new HIV...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...have a risk of acquiring STDs, including another strain of HIV (superinfection).As for anything you could have done after the exposure, actually not much. I suppose you could have found out about your top guy's HIV medical history (current meds... Read more »

How long does HIV live after exposed to air

Hi, I was wondering how long HIV lives once it is exposed to air? Are there any web-sites and or published articles on this subject, and if so where would I find them.Would it be probable that say a half of a teaspoon's worth be reactive after 30...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...body. One place to look is here, at The Body: see "How long does HIV survive outside the body?" (http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionNon/Q8708.qna). Another reference for your query can be found at the Centers for... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Treatment After Exposure to HIV

...information on PrEP. Who Should Use PEP? Workplace Exposure PEP has been standard procedure since 1996 for healthcare workers exposed to HIV. Workers start taking medications within a few hours of exposure. Usually the exposure is from a... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

...That I Can Take to Prevent Getting HIV? Since 1996, the federal government has recommended that health care workers that are exposed to HIV through needle stick injuries be provided with antiretroviral medications to help prevent the possibility... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Antiretroviral Postexposure Prophylaxis After Sexual, Injection-Drug Use, or Other Nonoccupational Exposure to HIV in the United States

...confirmed seroconversions have been attributed to a failure of nPEP in approximately 350 nPEP-treated persons reported to have been exposed to HIV-infected sources. However, the absence of seroconversions might not be attributed to receipt of... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Tuberculosis (TB)

...size, you have probably been infected with the TB bacteria. People with HIV should get a TB skin test to find out if they were exposed to TB in the past. If HIV or another disease has damaged your immune system, you might not show any reaction to... Read more »
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Exposed and worried

Posted by abcd1234, 4 Replies
...3 months but I'm worried sick. I think b/c I was insertive and it was so short my risk should be minimal, but I know I was exposed regardless so I'm curious how worried I should be. Can I get tested at 4 or 6 weeks for some reassurance before... Read more »

Did I expose someone to HIV?

Posted by ch1, 4 Replies
I was assaulted in an attempted robbery, someone hit me over the head with a rock. I was not unconcious, but I bled a lot and two people kept cold compresses on my head until the ambulance arrived. Both people were ladies in their 60's who do... Read more »

Help I Need Answers Think I've Been Exposed To Hiv

Posted by Fearful26, 2 Replies
...101 or 102,pretty high.They took urine samples.I told them i have white tongue,my lips felt dry i told them i think i've been exposed to a std,i did'nt say hiv.They gave me some meds for a infection or bactaria,i took it the same day.Lately from... Read more »

hiv exposer from a eviromental surface.

Posted by shayshay, 2 Replies
...Hi, can a person get hiv if a drop of blood get on their virgan from a tiolet seat. I had a Naat test after 3-weeks neg and a 9-week Orasure Advaned neg Read more »