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how does the hiv virus reproduce in the body

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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Extremely unlikely: It is extremely unlikely that you would contract HIV in this manner.

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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
It doesn't: HIV does not survive outside of the body. It is not ever caught by touching it or any other thing it is in or on. Millions of humans have now survived ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Varies a lot: A great source of info is at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/laboratory-biosafety-biosecurity/pathogen-safety-data-sheets-risk-assessm ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Various ways: The virus has reservoir cells where it remains inactive in tissues. These are macrophages and in the nervous system some neurons. It lives within ly ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Within few hours: Cdc has conducted many studies on HIV concentrations outside the body, when these are dried, the virus is reduced by 90to99% over several hours, these ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alberto Sobrado
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Only few minutes: It depends on the temperature and the conditions. Most of the time it needs body fluids or very direct contact ( air born).
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dave Burns
45 years experience in Dentistry
Lips nose chin: Cold sores (also called fever blisters.) groups of fluid-filled blisters that often erupt around the lips and sometimes under the nose or around the c ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Very brief: This virus is very susceptible to physical elements, particularly drying, heat, cold, etc. It may survive slightly longer when present in warm wet ma ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Only if immune: This will only happen if you have previously been immunized and have antibodies to the virus.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not long: Viruses require living cells in which to propagate in order to remain viable. As soon as they are expelled as free virus they will not last long agai ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Wucheria: This is a parasitic filarial nematode (roundworm) spread by a mosquito vector. It finds its way to the lymphatic system.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Miller
40 years experience in Pathology
Less than a day?: I don't know of a study on this but in general most viruses don't survive long in dead tissue. Attempts to culture virus post-mortem are usually done ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience in Family Medicine
In general: In an immunocompetent host (a person with a healthy immune system), a herpes simplex infection is not accepted as a disease process that causes signif ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience in Infectious Disease
Not long: On most surfaces, maximum survival is measured in a matter of seconds. It may be prolonged on warm, wet surfaces, but it still remains a very delicat ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Depends: Please consult this site for information. http://www.aidsmap.com/Survival-outside-the-body/page/1321278/
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Probably days: Infection is largely latent in B cells, neoplastic KS spindle cells, and some atypical endothelial cells in KS. Lytic infection occurs in
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Wimpy virus: Very short. It can travel on shared needles, but ordinary household contacts of HIV positive people, even with huge loads, don't get infected.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bonnie Bock
46 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Hpv can resolve with treatment or surgery but the virus may persist in the tissues and be present or cause more lesions in the future.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Multiple cell types: T-lymphocytes, macrophages and glial cells can all harbor HIV during the apparently dormant phase,
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
I don't think so: I'm not aware of any reason to believe that dried blood presents a risk.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Few hours when dry: Cdc has conducted many studies on HIV concentrations outside the body, when these are dried, the virus is reduced by 90to99% over several hours, these ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience in Family Medicine
Hepatitis B VIRUS: Hepatitis b virus can not live outside the body.It is tranmitted either by sharing needles incase of drug addicts or by body fluids and in old days be ... Read More

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