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Odds Of Infection Sharing A Shower

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Virus in showers.

How long can the virus live outside the host? I mean If there is some blood in a shared bathroom (I practice swimming and I have to share the showers) how much time takes to the virus to die?, taking on consideration the warm tempeture and wetness...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The virus can stay around for awhile in wet blood. But, the issue, as far as transmission, is less the presence of an HIV here and and HIV there, it is inoculum, inoculum, inoculum. The amount of virus in a bit of blood on the shower floor is... Read more »

Sharing the same towel after shower

Dear Doctor,How are you? Thank you very much for answering all the questions for us. I am a 34... Read more »

Showering and Baths

I just got diagnosed positive. With all that going on, i'm researching alot of concerns. One... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

An Outbreak of Hepatitis B Virus Infection Among Methamphetamine Injectors: The Role of Sharing Injection Drug Equipment

"Methamphetamine use has become increasingly prevalent in the United States," wrote the authors, who set out to identify risk factors for acute hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection among Natrona County, Wyo., residents who inject the drug. All... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Groups at Odds Over Disbursement of Global Fund Aid in Kenya

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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Raltegravir in Hepatitis Co-Infection

Due to shared routes of infection -- including re-use of equipment for substance use and tattooing, as well as unprotected sex -- co-infection with hepatitis B virus and hepatitis C virus is relatively common among some HIV-positive people.... Read more »
Connect With Others

shower stalls and hot tbs

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Has there been a study to see if people have gotten infected from shower stalls or hot tubs ?

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Shower guy is back

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi there, I'm back with OCD going full swing. After getting my negative at 87 days. To be exact, a day after, I got a rash all over my trunk, arms , hands and some in the thighs which was a fine pink rash which eventually joined together to form one... Read more »

Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Receptve anal sex 1-120
Insertive anal sex 1-1666
Receptive Oral sex 1-2500
Insertive oral sex 1-5000
Insertive Vaginal sex 1-1000
Receptive Vaginal sex 1-500
Needle stick 1-350

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Odds of Infection

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
What are the odds/chances of being infected with HIV from a one-time oral sex encounter? I am a male who received oral sex from another male whose status I did not know. That is my ONLY risk. It was something that I was curious about, but after... Read more »