How Many Minutes Will Hiv Virus Survive Outside The Body

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Body Composition Tests

...gender and weight or other physical characteristics such as body type, physical activity level, ethnicity, etc. are entered in a computer. While the person is lying down, electrodes are attached to various parts of the body and a small electric signal is circulated. This signal cannot be felt. BIA measures the resistance (impedance) to the signal as it travels through the body muscle and fat. The more muscle a person has, the more water...
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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 »

How soon does HIV die outside the body?

Sometimes the same medical expert will say at one point that the virus dies outside the body "within seconds," and then that it does outside the body "within a few minutes. As though those two things were the same and interchangeable! Obviously they...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...The virus cannot live in dried blood. Luckily, the virus has evolved to survive only in the specific environment inside the human body. Once you take it out of the human body, it cannot survive.You can think of it another way. Think of a great... Read more »

Survival of HIV outside body?

Hi Rick I recently read an article by the CDC that HIV only survives outside the body for a second or two. Yet in your answers you often say that HIV survives for a few minutes. So who is correct or does it depend on the quantity? Say if there was...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...your question.In my regular dealings with CDC, I have not found any information statingthat HIV will only survive outside the body or one or 2 seconds. BecauseHIV's survival outside the body depends on multiple environmental conditions,there is... Read more »

HIV life outside of body

How long can the HIV virus live outside of the body when exposed to air?As a teacher, I often get questions related to 'if someone who is HIV infected is preparing food and they cut themselves, and there was some blood on that harmful?...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
...then the cells in the center of the pool will be preserved for a longer period of time. But the general answer to the typical small cut and blood contact is that the virus survives very poorly outside the body and is probably of minimal risk as... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Small Clinical Trial Examines Drug's Ability to Reduce HIV in Body

...International AIDS Society's conference in Cape Town, South Africa, Bloomberg reports. The drug decreased the virus in the body "without the signs of resistance linked to treatments from" Merck's Isentress and Gilead Sciences' Elvitegravir,... Read more »
The Well Project

HIV/AIDS and Lipodystrophy Treatments Part I: Treatments for Fat Gain

...treatments being explored for HIV-related fatgain. Human Growth Hormone Human growth hormone (hGH) is naturally produced in the human body. Twodrugs have been developed based on hGH that have shown the ability to reducevisceral belly fat: ... Read more »
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 Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Injection Drug Use

...easier to contract than HIV due to the high concentration of hepatitis in the blood stream and its ability to survive outside the human body. Hepatitis B is caused by a virus that attacks the liver. The virus, which is called hepatitis B virus... Read more »
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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. However, does the amount of the liquid influence the Read more »


Posted by dodew, 2 Replies
...when aids is on a needle, like a peircing gun, how long does it survive, not in the body? thanks Read more »

outside the body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Ok so experts please tell me how long HIV can last outside the body in a bodilyfluid or blood ? and is easy transferrable if outside the body at say 2-3 hours ? Read more »


Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Last post, HIV when entering the Human body has to enter a vein right ? say there was a needle on the bottom of a chair and you gotpricked by it, what are the chances of Read more »