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Life Of Hiv Virus Outside Of Body

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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 food...is that...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
The easy answer is that HIV requires living cells to persist - so exposure to air will typically result in cell death within hours. The only exception to this is in the case where a larger volume of blood is spilled, then the cells in the center of... Read more »

HIV's Life Outside The Body

I have found your website very informative. Could you tell me the maximum amount of time a... Read more »

Virus Life Outside the body

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HIV Found to Replicate Outside CD4 Cells; Discovery Gives Insight Into HIV-related Dementia

In an intriguing new study published last week in PLoS Pathogens , researchers discovered the first solid proof that HIV can replicate itself in cell types other than CD4 cells. The finding potentially opens an important window on our understanding... Read more »
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The Search for Disarming the HIV Virus by Removing Its Cholesterol

The winter issue of Being Alive's Newsletter presented a "top 10 list" of the most important HIV discoveries of 2011. One of these discoveries involved the connection between depleting the HIV virus of the cholesterol in the membrane surrounding... Read more »
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 »
Seattle Treatment Education Project

The Life and Times of HIV

The Guest That Wouldn't Leave Just how much do you know about the life of this small virus that lives inside your body? I have a friend who looks at HIV as a long-term unwelcome in-law who has come to visit and just won't leave. The only problem,... 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 »

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 hiv to die?My doctor says the... Read more »

Risk or not, Hiv survival outside the body

Posted by mustang77, 1 Reply
Hey guys i ment to post this the other day but have been busy. Heres my situation I had mutal mastribation with another guy and he came on my chest, how long does the virus stay alive? I was not sure if i got any on my penis while cleaning up is... Read more »

HIV resistance outside body

Posted by Anonymous
IS THE HIV VIRUS VERY FRAGILE AND DIES IMMEDIATELY ONCE OUTSIDE THE HUMAN BODY

The truth of the matter is that the HIV virus (the AIDS virus) is one of the hardiest viruses known to mankind. According to a study from the Pasteur Institute in Paris... Read more »