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How Long Can Hiv Infected Blood Live On A Piercing Neddle
If HIV positive blood was on a surface, could someone get infected if they touched it with an open wound? How long does HIV live for outside the body?
Yes: But this would be extremely rare. Hiv will not survive long outside the body, but might if the blood has not yet dried up entirely. Why in heavens name would anybody touch somebody's blood on a surface with their own open wound? A very improbable scenario. But the answer to your question is that this is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more
How long can HIV live when exited the body. And can you get HIV from tattooing if the tattoo needle wasn't shared?
For how long the scratch is capable of transmitting hiv I mean how long it takes to not contract hiv from infected blood?
Depends on moisture: HIV is a fragile virus. It needs moisture and warmth to survive. If the scratch from an HIV + person is new and has flowing blood then it is infectious. Question is, how long before it is not infection? My view of this is that if the blood is in any way moist, then its infectious. If it is completely dry and been that way for a while, unlikely to be infectious. ...Read more
How long can HIV live in blood, and for how long is HIV positive blood still infectious outside the body?
HIV longevity: This is a good but complicated question. Hiv in the blood is found in the common viral form and also as the dna that would be found in the nucleus of all of the blood cells as well. Blood cells usually die off in 120 day cycles, but this could be lessened as the cells are destroyed by their being taken over as HIV mini factories. ...Read more
TilL dries few HOUR: 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 concentrations were much higher than they will be outside lab, making theoretical envorenmental transmission outside the body to zero. ...Read more
How does HIV transmit via cut? How fresh does the cut have to be? Will an abrasion be a big enough cut?
HIV Transmission: Only specific fluids (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, and breast milk) from an hiv-infected person can transmit hiv. These specific fluids must come in contact with a mucous membrane or damaged tissue or be directly injected into the blood-stream (from a needle or syringe) for transmission to possibly occur. ...Read more
Can i get HIV by a puncture with discarded needles o syringes? How many time does the virus survive outside the body?
How long can hiv and hepc live outside of a body is it easy to catch hiv or hepc once outside of body?
It doesn't happen: Blood borne viruses (HIV, hepaitis B and C viruses, or others) are not acquired from contaminated environments. Virus survival is brief, especially when blood or body fluids dry, but what really matters is that nobody is known to have been infected in this way. Use common sense hygiene (wash hands etc) if you come into contact with wet body fluids, blood, etc. Otherwise don't worry about it. ...Read more
HIV: life outside: Hiv needs a host or culture in a range of the average body temperature. Outside a body, the virus is fragile and dies within minutes if it is allowed to dry up. Hiv can sometimes stay alive for days inside needles of used syringes because there is enough blood to keep it from drying out. ...Read more
How long can Herpes live on an inanimate surface and still be transmissible? Should I need to wash my hand if I touch somewhere that herpes die on it?
Doesn't matter: HSV is not transmitted by environmental contact, so it doesn't matter how long the virus might survive. Also, you cannot be infected a second time with the virus you already have. If you have oral herpes, protect partners: no kissing or oral sex during an outbreak. If genital HSV2, tell your partners, use condoms, and take suppressive treatment with valayclovir or related drug. Good luck! ...Read more
Extremely rare: It is extremely rare for this to happen. You cannot get HIV from eating food contaminated by small amounts of HIV infected blood. HIV does not live long outside the body. Exposure of the food to cooking heat, air or the acid in the stomach will kill the virus. There have been rare cases reported of children contracting HIV from their caregivers who are HIV infected. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Endocarditis: If the bacteria begin growing on the heart valves, the key to survival is early detection and antibiotic Rx and/or perhaps surgery. Nevertheless, treatment is not always successful and many of these patients do die. Historically the course was a few months -- Mozart's six-month illness is perhaps typical of his era. Most often, sepsis does not result in endocarditis especially if the heart is ok. ...Read more
Can hep c live outside of blood? If i wash off contaminated blood off a surface can there still be the hep c virus present? If so can it transfer from object to object? My main question is, can hep c live ouside of blood onve a person bleeds it out?
NO: Is the short answer. Viruses live in cells and cannot survive outside of human tissues for more than a very brief time. You get hep c by direct transfer of blood or tissue to another individual, most commonly by needle use. ...Read more
Can I get HIV or hep if someone in contact with infected blood scratched me. Can nail harbour the virus?
No...: From your description, your risk of contracting HIV for Hepatitis are exceedingly low/non-existent. "Someone who had contact with infected blood scratched you"? I can't come up with any way (short of some bloody horror movie scene) where that would be of concern. Clean your scratch and relax. ...Read more
How long does it take for pathology to get a result when testing for golden staph from a swab taken from an open / infected wound?
How long can a sperm live outsude rhe human body on a sheet???and can someone get pregnant by sitting on it after 4 hours??
No: What you described in not likely to result in pregnancy. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Can one get HIV from touching semen spillage?Esp if I have cut on hand.Dunno whether semen from hiv+ guy or not or how long had it been exposed to air
Unlikely: A cut on your hand is still protected by the fibrin that has stopped the bleeding. Entry of virus into your bloodstream where it can do harm in this setting is extremely unlikely. You're an adult now and this brings new joys and new dangers. Be careful in all "adult" situations -- you owe this to yourself and those who love you. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids),  a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more
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