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Life Span Of Hiv Virus Outside The Body

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Life span of the aids virus

I am a mexican medical student, doing a research job for my class of immunology,the question that I have is How much of the virus do I need to get infected? & What is the infective diosis(minimum concentration) of the virus?...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

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Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
Hi. Thank you for your question.We really do not know what the minimum effective dose is that's required fortransmission to successfully take place. Theoretically, it only takes onevirus to get into the bloodstream in order for infection to... 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... 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 »
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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

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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 »