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Survival Of Hiv In The Environment

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How long can vaginal fluids survive out of body?

How long can vaginal secretions with HIV survive outside of the body? Have you ever heard of anyone getting HIV from vaginal secretions being rubbed manually on an open sore on the penis?
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
...Survival of HIV outside of the body is only one factor that makes transmission in the scenario you describe unlikely. See "Survival of HIV in the Environment" (http://www.thebody.com/cdc/survival.html) for more information. RMK Read more »

How long does aids last outside?

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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. Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

HIV and Its Transmission

...transmission to co-workers, clients, or consumers from contact in industries such as food-service establishments (see information on survival of HIV in the environment). Food-service workers known to be infected with HIV need not be restricted... Read more »
U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The Evidence That HIV Causes AIDS

...first recognized in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide pandemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By leading to the destruction and/or functional impairment of cells of the immune system, notably CD4+ T cells,... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

How HIV Is Spread

... Swimming Pools and Hot Tubs Pets/Animals Contact With Saliva, Tears, Sweat, Feces or Urine HIV Survival Outside of the Body Is Someone Who Takes HIV Drugs Able to Transmit HIV? Is There a Pill That I Can... Read more »
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Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...asking this question but I still have a question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body fluids that contains are dried then... Read more »

HIV in K-Y liquid?

Posted by finnakirk, 1 Reply
...If the contents of a bottle of k-y liquid are tainted with blood or semen containing the hiv virus, can the virus survive in that liquid environment, and thus be transmitted if applied to one's genitalia or an open wound? Read more »

Does anyone know?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Does anyone have an idea how long fluids with HIV will remain infectious when left exposed to the environmnent? Read more »

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. Read more »