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Will Hiv Survive Boiling Water

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Boiling Tap Water

I've heard that boiling normal tap water at a rolling boil for 20 minutes produces the same quality of water as expensive bottled water. Is this true?Also, I have been looking at investing in a water filtration system to install on my kitchen...
Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Response from Alvan Fisher, M.D.

Brown University School of Medicine
You did not say where you live, but most tap water in the US is safe for people with HIV. Boiling is probably unnecessary but filtration can be important to remove dangerous parasites such as cryptosporidia. However I do not recommend that my... Read more »

How long can HIV survive in cold water? Is sharing a glass risky?

So i was playing basketball, and i drank from this random guy's water bottle( cold water).... Read more »

HIV survives in water ?

If i touch a glass of water that contains HIV+ vaginal fluid in it, can we consider the virus dead... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Survival Rates Among HIV-Positive People Who Receive Lab Tests Similar to People Who Do Not Receive Tests, Study Finds

Survival rates among HIV-positive people who undergo routine viral load and CD4+ T cell counts were nearly the same as those who do not receive the tests, according to a study published on Friday in the journal Lancet , the CP/Google.com reports ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Survival of HIV-Infected Injection Drug Users (IDUs) in the Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy Era, Relative to Sex- and Age-Specific Survival of HIV-Uninfected IDUs

It remains unclear whether HIV-infected injection drug users (IDUs) in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) have durations of survival similar to those for comparable HIV-uninfected IDUs. The aim of the current study was to... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Iowa: Service Challenges Grow Along With HIV, AIDS Cases

As survival rates for HIV/AIDS patients climb and more Iowans test positive for the virus, new service challenges are emerging for health care workers and patients. The number of Iowans living with HIV/AIDS has risen 16 percent in the last two... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Some Ugandans Lack Money to Buy Condoms, Boiling Them For Reuse

Some people in Uganda who cannot afford to purchase condoms have started boiling used condoms with steam produced from cooking food in an attempt to sterilize and reuse them, Makerere University professor Sam Luboga said Saturday at the opening of... Read more »
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How long does HIV survive in cold water?

Posted by jacob123, 2 Replies
So i was playing basketball, and i drank from this random guy's water bottle( cold water). What are the chances of catching any sort of HIV? Read more »

HIV Survival

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I've been searching everywhere and cannot find a good answer to this question. How long will HIV survive in everyday environments outside of the body? There was a small amount of dried blood (much less than a milliliter) on the sink in a public... Read more »

a simple question on hiv's survival

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I found there was some stain on my razor after it was borrowed by one of my friends one day before. So I put it under tap water flow for 30 seconds first, and dried the blade up. Then I scrubbed the blade with Iodine soaked cotton stick for several... Read more »

Could HIV virus survive after normal laundry?

Posted by sushi77, 1 Reply
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 »