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Viability Of Hiv Virus In Blood Droplets

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV/AIDS Advocates Speak Out After Kenyan Cabinet Member Discusses Viability of Isolating People Living With HIV/AIDS to Control Spread of Virus

IRIN/ PlusNews reports on the recent statements a Kenyan cabinet member about isolating people living with HIV/AIDS as a means of controlling the spread of the virus and reactions by local and international HIV/AIDS advocates. On January 28,... Read more »
Housing Works

OraQuick Test Hits Market, Test's Viability Among Low-Income Populations Uncertain

Image courtesy of National Latino AIDS Action Network Earlier this week, a new at-home HIV testing kit was released on the market , populating the shelves of convenience store juggernauts such as Rite-Aid, Walgreens, and CVS , among others . The... Read more »
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

FDA Approves First Nucleic Acid Test (NAT) System to Screen Whole Blood Donors for Infections With Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

The Food and Drug Administration has licensed the first nucleic acid test (NAT) system intended for screening donors of whole blood and blood components intended for use in transfusion. This test system can simultaneously detect the presence of HIV... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Medical student blood splash (droplets?) to eye from HCV/HIV positive patient during orthopedic procedure

I am a medical student who had a blood splash to one eye (at least one droplet) from a splash caused by the saw during an orthopedic surgery. I was watching the surgery from about 5 feet away when the droplet traveled to me eye. The patient had a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Your HCV RNA tests are definitive. No further testing is required. It is understandable that you have been "a bundle of nerves", but it is now time to let go and celebrate. You were never at high risk from the start. You have been tested... Read more »

Medical student blood splash (droplets?) to eye from HCV/HIV positive patient during orthopedic procedure

I am a medical student who had a blood splash to one eye (at least one droplet) from a splash caused by the saw during an orthopedic surgery. I was watching the surgery from about 5 feet away when the droplet traveled to me eye. The patient had a...
Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Response from Barbara McGovern, M.D.

Tufts University School of Medicine
Please do not get any more testing. You are done!Your risk was extremely low in the first place. Your testing is complete. Enjoy the rest of your medical school education.... Read more »

Viability of Protease Inhibitors

How are Protease Inhibitors useful in treating HIV? It seems that they would need to be in the blood before infection, or immediately upon infection to be able to work, otherwise the genetic information would already be inside the cell. What is...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Studies are ongoing to look at post exposure prophylaxis (PEP) with protease inhibitors after high risk exposures. San Francisco General Hospital AIDS Program is taking the lead on this. Look back studies with AZT alone given within 4 hours of a... Read more »

how long a HIV virus can survive in da water,even if its contain blood.

I want to know,how long hiv virus can be alive in da blood,and if a drop of blood is there in the glass of water whice is carrying hiv virus,than how long the virus can survive....
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,First off, there is absolutely no risk from a situtation like the one you're describing. NONE.There's needs to be HIV positive body fluid coming out of someone's body and going immediately/directly into yours.... Read more »
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HIV from Urine Droplets ???

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello,

Can someone pls advise ?

I was using the adjacent urinal in the public men's toilet on 29 Apr 2000. The other urinal was occupied by another guy. After he has done so (pee), it could be seen that he wanted to rid urine remains by "shaking"... Read more »

Normal Blood Test - Would the virus show up?

Posted by Anonymous
I am worried that I may have contracted HIV and have yet to go to a clinic for a test. However, a few days ago I went for a blood test because I have been feeling tired for over a year now. My question is this. Could the virus show up on the blood... Read more »

a lot of HIV virus in the milk?

Posted by aspn, 3 Replies
I bought a carton of milk 3 days ago, i drank it this morning, and i found the milk carton has a lot of blood on the carton, I am afraid , will someone intentionally given the blood in the carton and i drank it? I was afraid that there is... Read more »

Could HIV virus still survive after normal laundry

Posted by sushi77, 2 Replies
Hello there,

My pants were contaminated by somebody's blood the day before yesterday. Later, I put that pants into the laundry machine with some other clothes . I washed them in normal washing cycle (cold water cycle with normal detergent), and dried... Read more »