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Life Of Hiv In The Environment

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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Survival of HIV in the Environment

Concerning the survival of HIV in the environment, two facts are: HIV does not survive well outside the body. HIV has to be grown in large amounts to be studied in laboratories. Although HIV has been kept alive under certain laboratory... Read more »
Global Forum on MSM & HIV

On World AIDS Day, New Online Resource Illustrates Impact of Legal Environment on Gay Men's Health and Human Rights

Oakland, Calif. -- This World AIDS Day, as the United Nations Global Commission on HIV and the Law draws up its final recommendations, the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) urges national legislators around the world to review and repeal laws... Read more »
Sero Project

HIV Criminalization Discourages HIV Testing, Creates Disabling and Uncertain Legal Environment for People With HIV in U.S.

Washington, D.C. -- Preliminary data from the Sero Project's ground-breaking survey of more than two thousand people living with HIV (PLHIV) in the U.S., released July 25, 2012, at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., reveals HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

HIV in a smoke filled environment

I had read, from a supposed health "expert" from Columbia Universisty that, "HIV is a fragile organism, and its survival outside the body in the smoky air of a bar is estimated by scientists to be just a fraction of a...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Thank you for your question. Put very simply, HIV does not survive outside the body for more than a few minutes, regardless of how much smoke is in the air. In addition, HIV is not transmitted through airborne contact (breathing it in, coughing,... Read more »

blood drop survival outside the environment

In reading the responses to several questions pertaining to hiv survival outside the body in various forums on this website, I've noticed that some answers state the virus dies within seconds of air exposure while other answers state it takes...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
At such HIV-related sites as Aegis, you can read studies that address this question, but as a non-medically-trained person, please allow me to point out that unless the blood in question comes into direct contact with a break in the skin or a mucous... Read more »

Hiv in the environment

Noticed possible blood spot on toilet paper before leaving out of work place bathroom stall. Wondering what is the hiv exposure risk if it was on toilet paper that I used and didn't notice? Is there a greater risk being on menstrual cycle and...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV transmission once it is outside of the body is highly unlikely. This due to a few reasons, first HIV begins to die once it leaves the body and is unable to infect. There also has to be a direct exchange of body fluid through a sexual... Read more »

aids hiv disclosure in educational environments

i am doing a debate for english comp. on aids/hiv disclosure in educational environments and am on the pro-side. i am focusing on safety of those without aids or hiv. do you have any information on this?...
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
You got the short end of that stick. The law protects the confidentiality of medical information for all of us as part of the constitutional right to privacy, so you need to argue against the constitutional right to privacy to prevail. HIV is... Read more »
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To All Experts - HIV Life Outside Body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know how long HIV can live in semen once it is outside the body? I was exposed to semen of unknow status and I'm concerned I could be in infected with HIV (or any thinkg else?) through a dig in my finger. Four weeks later I have had a... Read more »

live life not aids

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Live Life Not Aids

I was told In October of 1995 that I had Aids my count was good
then In Novomber of the same year I was put in the hospital with
PCP they said I would not make I had PcP to long guess what I'm
still here then when I got out the... Read more »

Trying to start a new life

Posted by Anonymous
Trying to start a new life and getting infected

Well I was in beauty school and the mother of two teen daughters
and no husband and I was living at home.Along came an old high
school sweat heart and he took me to Ca.to live with him and have
a new... Read more »

how infection doubts devastated my life

Posted by jackass, 3 Replies
I got my school report today and my highest note is D..

I didn't study the exams because of stress ..


4 months ago I used to plan about being #1 in school..

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