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How Long Will Hiv Virus Remain Viable With Blood Spill

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Blood Spill

Hello doctorMy roommate recently got HIV. Doctor talked to her about basic precaution to take when she gets a cut, includeing to clean the area with bleach mixed in water. Problem is that even weak scent of bleach gives me terrible painful headache....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Luda,Yes, you can use rubbing alcohol.Dr. Bob... Read more »

Can blood spill on floor cause infection?

Hi im a phlebotomist i work for a hematology/ oncology doc abd i think i am suffering from anxiety... Read more »

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... Read more »
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HIV infection from dried blood?

Posted by panic05, 5 Replies
I got a question on HIV infection from dried blood. I know no one has been infected with HIV due to contact with toilet seat so far. But I am still worrying about its possibility.

Today, I went to a public washroom. After flushing the toilet, I... Read more »

gays can give blood long they are neg after expose

Posted by nomoreworry4me
Response from Mr. Sowadsky

Hi. Thank you for your question. Actually, this is an extremely controversial issue.

If you look at CDC and FDA guidelines, a man who has had sex with another man (since 1977) is excluded from donating blood, organs, and... 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?

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My `Resistant Virus`

Posted by Dreamer76, 7 Replies
Hello Everyone,

I was diagnosed in March (still feel quite new to this) and looking for some advice.
My initial blood tests were not just for CD4 cells and VL, but more indepth to get specific details about my virus!

The day after , my doctor told me... Read more »