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How Long To Test Positive For Hiv After Exposure

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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 »

Already HIV+, but re-exposed!

Hi,I have been HIV+ for 5+ years, and on medication for about 9 months (Atazanavir/Norvir/Truvada)... Read more »

exposure a long time ago

I had an exposure 6 years ago. I only took tests now, and the elisa was positive, western blot... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Women Exposed to Domestic Violence Experience Long-Lasting Health Problems, At Increased Risk of HIV Infection, Report Says

...Friday. The U.N. Development Fund for Women also called for more awareness about the link between violence and the spread of HIV/AIDS ( U.N. News Service , 11/25). New York Times Examines Practice in Africa of Forced Marriages The New... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Interim Guidance: Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for the Prevention of HIV Infection in Men Who Have Sex With Men

...TDF/FTC, in conjunction with behavioral interventions, in reducing sexual HIV acquisition in a multinational population of MSM exposed to HIV through high-risk sex. 4 A recent safety study of PrEP with TDF among 400 MSM in the United States... Read more »
Gay Men's Health Crisis

The Promise of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

...infection to instead prevent infection. That means giving HIV-negative adults antiretroviral medicines before they are ever exposed to HIV, an idea known as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). Scientists have already begun clinical trials to test... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Acute HIV Infection

...caused by several different illnesses. If you have any of these symptoms and if there is any chance that you were recently exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider about getting tested for HIV. Testing for Acute HIV Infection The... Read more »
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boyfriend just tested positive for hiv

Posted by lion355, 1 Reply
... I was negative in the beginning of our relationship and he was untested. I tested again this past November 23 and my last exposure date was November 5. I tested because on his last visit here he fell with pneumonia (we thought it was the flu... Read more »

Hiv exposure question.. help please

Posted by uncleargyle, 1 Reply
...or should i let this go. By the way.. when i found out this person was positive I was worried about working with him. But the aids helpline said you can't Catch Hiv from working with people. Well.. here I am. in this predicament. maybe i am a... Read more »

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 »

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 »