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How Long Will Hiv Virus Remain Viable With Blood Spill

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San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

... Requirements for Transmission to Occur Where Is HIV Found in the Body? Infectious "Bodily Fluids" Possibly Infectious "Bodily Fluids" Non-Infectious "Bodily Fluids" Ways of Preventing HIV From Entering the Body Ways in which HIV
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blood in needle viable?

Dr Bob,If a syringe and needle were used to give a shot,then 5 or 6 months later, the same needle and syringe were used to now take blood from a vein, is there a chance of infecting a person with HIV?could a small amount of blood in a needle stay...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Nope! and Nope!Dr. Bob Read more »

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
...death.When a person is embalmed after death, a combination of fixatives and disinfectants in embalming fluid, can inactivate the HIV virus, significantly reducing/eliminating, the risk of transmission. In summary, the length of time that viable... Read more »

lifespan of virus in needle

Hi thereI've read that HIV can only survive outside the body for a few minutes...how long does it survive inside a needle though?Hope you can answerThanks
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Several variables will effect the length of survival/viability of HIV in a syringe or hollow-bore needle. The volume of blood in the needle, the HIV titer (or the amount of virus in the blood), Read more »

exposure risks

I recently rented an adult video tape and noticed, after handling the tape that it had dried semen on the outside of the cassette. Here are my questions.Is there any risk of exposure to HIV or HEPB or C? How long would HIV be viable outside...
Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Response from Maribel Rodriguez-Torres, M.D.

Fundacion Gatroenterologia De Diego
...viruses you are concerned about will not be viable in minutes to hours.HCV can be found in the semen as it is present in the blood. The sexual trasmission of HCV although possible is low. Read more »
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The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Complete Blood Count (CBC)

...cells are smaller than normal. This is usually caused by an iron deficiency or chronic disease. A high MCV can be caused by HIV medications. This is not dangerous. However, a high MCV can indicate megaloblastic anemia, where red blood cells are... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

2009 H1N1 Flu (Swine Flu) and You

...metabolic disorders and mitochondrial disorders) Weakened immune system due to disease or medication (such as people with HIV or AIDS , or cancer , or those on chronic steroids) People younger than 19 years of age who are receiving... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Transgender Health and HIV

... HIV Medications That Decrease Estradiol and Ethinyl Estradiol Levels amprenavir (Agenerase) atazanavir (Reyataz) delavirdine (Rescriptor) efavirenz (Sustiva) etravirine (Intelence) fosamprenavir (Lexiva) indinavir (Crixivan) saquinavir... Read more »
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Blood transmission...scared

Posted by SBGuard, 1 Reply
...muscles hurt like hell, my throat's really sore, I have a really bad headache, and I'm exhausted. I looked up early symptoms of HIV and found that my symptoms matched Acute HIV Syndrome. I don't know whether I'm just getting sick from being so... Read more »

hey read this

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...ill post the whole article above Geneva, last month I ran into, Robert Heimer, an expert on the viability of HIV inside syringes. I asked him how long the virus could remain infectious in a used syringe. Inside the hermetically sealed syringe, Read more »

Part two

Posted by Anonymous
...What are the chances of transmitting HIV through a needle? gray line July 13, 1998 Answered by Nicolas Sheon, HIV InSite Prevention Editor transparent gif transparent Read more »

HIV in dry blood

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
...Does anyone have an idea how long HIV can live outside of the body in blood? Is it 5 min? Is it one hr? Read more »