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How Many Hiv Virus Particles Circulate In The Body

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The Well Project

Lipodystrophy, Body Changes and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents What Is Lipodystrophy? Body Shape Changes Metabolic Complications What Causes Lipodystrophy? Can Lipodystrophy Be Treated? Caring for Yourself What Is Lipodystrophy? Lipodystrophy means abnormal fat changes. It is used to describe a
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I am a surgeon. I was working on a deadbody which was preserved in a refrigerator for 18 hours. As i was working , a piece of muscle splashed in to my eyes. I didnt take any prophylactic medications. What is the potential risk of me getting infected...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...from prolonged exposure to fluids. Due to the various pathology courses we're required to take I know certain things about the HIV virus and I know that it is very fragile outside of the body and that touching the blood is very low risk as long... Read more »

hiv virus outside body

can hiv virus liv outside body for morethan three asking this because a gust stayed in house for four days whom i suspected hiv positive. i suffer from hiv phobia therefore am scared to touch the bed he used even after three months have...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
...Hello Matthew.You cannot get HIV from touching a bed three months after someone slept in it.BY Read more »

could HIV virus survive in animal's body?

could HIV virus reproduce in animal's body such as birds?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Please note the "H" in HIV stands for "Human." HIV does not survive or reproduce in other creatures. Lucky for them, eh?Dr. Bob Read more »

hiv+ woman and transmission

A few things--I am female, hiv+ approximately one year, and not on medication. My partner (male) is negative. We have a fantastic sexual relationship, but we are not always as safe as we should be, particularly in the arena of oral sex. My CD4 is...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...unprotected vaginal contact (oral or penile) when there is menstrual blood present.4) The amount of HIV present in a person's body can fluctuate from time to time, and unexpectedly (you can't always know or predict this). Some studies have found... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

How HIV Causes AIDS

...research effort of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is devoted to the pathogenesis of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) disease. Studies on pathogenesis address the complex mechanisms that result in the... Read more »
Center for Biophotonics Science & Technology

First-Ever Video Reveals How HIV Spreads Between Immune Cells

...first time, scientists at UC Davis and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have captured video footage showing the transfer of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from an infected T-cell to an uninfected one through an adhesive structure called a... Read more »
Wyoming: Positives for Positives

Interview With Peggy Johnston, Ph.D., Vaccine & Prevention Research Program NIAID, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland

...that is already infected, and that means clear it from the body, get rid of it; as well as antibodies that, if there are free virus particles that escape while the cell is making virus, that the antibodies can bind and neutralize those virus... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Status Report on HIV Vaccine Development

...(see also " News Briefs ," BETA , Summer 1999). Persistent viral replication, a hallmark of HIV, results in billions of new virus particles (virions) per day. The virus itself is highly unstable: mutant (genetically different) varieties of HIV... Read more »
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Needle Stories

Posted by Bear60, 1 Reply
...notes that the risk of disease transmission from discarded needles is extremely low. This is especially true in the case of the AIDS virus, which can only survive outside the human body for a few minutes. Meanwhile in Colorado and Virginia... ... Read more »

HIV will die within 20 mins out of body, right?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I heard that HIV in blood or semen cannot survive for more than 20 minutes if it exposes to air and remains on a surface, e.g. table, in a cup. Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply

HIV survival outside the body

Posted by Anonymous
...Maybe I'm dumb or a lil slow but im still confused about hiv survival outside the body and its ability to infect.Does it make a difference in the amount of blood or semen outside the body to determine the time of Read more »