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Viability Of Hiv Virus In Splatter Blood Droplets

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Question concerning occupational exposures and blood splatter....

Hello Dr. Wohl,I'm curious about this. I've read the archives and a lot of source material and one thing everyone seems to agree on is that outside of the body hiv is essentially dead. When it comes to occupational exposures, especially...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
The virus evolved to live in warm, dark cells. Not on linoleum. So, yes, as the temperature drops and the blood dries the number of viable viruses declines. I think it is safe to say that 99.99% of the people with HIV on this planet got infected... Read more »

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My husband was on a bus in nyc and there was a crime that was done on the bus, well the one lady... Read more »
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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 »
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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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Herpes Drug That Lowers HIV Virus in Patients' Blood Does Not Reduce Transmission Rates, Study Finds

"Treating herpes in people who are also infected with HIV does not reduce the chances that they will pass on the AIDS virus," according to a study published last week in the New England Journal of Medicine , the New York Times reports. Though... 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 »