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What Is The Lifespan Of Hiv Virus

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lifespan of virus in needle

Hi thereI've read that HIV can only survive outside the body for a few minutes...how long does it survive inside a needle though?Hope you can answerThanks...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Several variables will effect the length of survival/viability of HIV in a syringe or hollow-bore needle. The volume of blood in the needle, the HIV titer (or the amount of virus in the blood), and temperatures the needle is exposed to will have... Read more »

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... Read more »

Lifespan of HIV without a host

How long can the virus that causes HIV infection live outside of a carrier/host?... Read more »
Articles
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 »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV Testing Should Be Part of Routine Medical Care; Early Detection Can Lengthen Lifespan, Prevent Spread, Studies Suggest

Voluntary HIV testing should be a routine part of medical care in the United States, and early detection of the disease could add more than a year to the lifespan of HIV-positive patients at a cost comparable to other common screenings, including... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Average Lifespan in Swaziland Plummets to 27 Years

According to a survey released by US Ambassador to Swaziland Gregory Lee-Johnson, the AIDS epidemic will cut life expectancy in the kingdom to 27 years by 2010 unless its government launches a radical campaign against the epidemic. Life expectancy... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

South African Lifespans Cut Short by AIDS

South Africa's average life expectancy has declined by 13 years since 1990, from 64 years to 51 years, due to HIV/AIDS, according to a new survey by the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Actuarial Society of South Africa. Estimated life... Read more »
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HIV and "normal" lifespan

Posted by Blixer, 3 Replies
I ran across this on the John Hopkins site posted by someone asking a question there and thought it was interesting:
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I'm 53, HIV+ since 1999, on Truvada/Sustiva since January 2005. Undetectable since April 2005, 600+ CD4. I'm... Read more »

Is there any test which look for HIV virus itself

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Hi everybody I am wondering is there some kind of test which look for virus itself?
I am becoming paranoid about hiv i tested 8 months after my last sex and i am still woried becouse i started doubting everything medicine science even my own body.
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space shuttels vs hiv virus ??..

Posted by umavanukuri
space shuttels lands on moon and moves at upper atmosphere, hiv virus touches cd4 cells and does work spoiling the cells and eventually immune system Read more »

Theres a virus here and its not HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
There is a virus in this board,uneducated,selfish,sick people that steal names and post very off and stupid info.
GET SERIOUS!

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