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The Lifespan Of The Hiv Virus Outside Of The Body

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HIV Lifespan if Can't Reproduce in Body

I was wondering if a person is on PrEP and is exposed to HIV but the virus is unable to take hold in the body...how long would it live before it dies or is clear from the body. Kind of like how long after possible infection would be recommended...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

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HiOutside of the body HIV begins to die immediately and becomes unable to infect. Inside the body HIV needs CD4 cells to infect to replicate itself and it has 2 days or 48 hours before it dies. So being on PrEP allows for the body to try and protect... Read more »

lifespan of virus in needle

Hi thereI've read that HIV can only survive outside the body for a few minutes...how long does... Read more »

Hep virus out-of-body lifespan

As an educator, I need an answer to this before a student asks the question.We teach the Hepatitis... Read more »
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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Experimental Treatment Lengthens Lifespan of Monkeys With Simian Version of HIV, Study Says

Macaque monkeys with simian immunodeficiency virus -- the simian equivalent of HIV -- that received a single dose of an experimental treatment survived nearly twice as long as monkeys who did not receive the drug, according to a study published... Read more »
TheBody.com

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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Virus Used to Transport HIV Vaccine Into Body May Be Behind Failure, Study Suggests

Preliminary results that suggested an increased risk for HIV infection in a vaccine trial that was ultimately halted in 2007 , may have been caused by using the common cold adenovirus to transmit the vaccine into the body, according to a study... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Associations Among Body Composition, Androgen Levels and Human Immunodeficiency Virus Status in Adolescents

The researchers conducted the current study to investigate whether factors influencing body composition may be unique for male and female adolescents with horizontal transmission of HIV. At baseline, researchers conducted anthropomorphic... Read more »
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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 »

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 »

How long does HIV survive outside the body?

Posted by xtreme, 2 Replies
Hi,

I just wanted to know how long HIV survives outside body and how long it would live on lets say a razor?? I get confused about what the CDC says..some say hours some say minutes...would it be more than a day?

Thanks Read more »