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Can HIV survive in blood culture bottles?

Can HIV survive in blood culture bottles?

Probable not: When blood is injected into blood culture bottles, white blood cells are unlikely to survive very long in the ambient environment, and with death of the wbcs the virus will quickly succumb to the lack of a host, and other factors. This is a fascinating question and although I have not researched it thoroughly, am not aware that this has been studied. Would live to hear from others. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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Can HIV blood survive in sealed water bottle in fridge.

Can HIV blood survive in sealed water bottle in fridge.

No: The HIV virus does not survive for very long at all outside the human body and then would not survive well in contact with your saliva and acidic saliva if swallowed even if it were remarkably still viable which again, I would highly highly doubt. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Does HIV survive in blood if in tap water within the toilet bowl? Does tap water immediately kill the virus?

Does HIV survive in blood if in tap water within the toilet bowl?  Does tap water immediately kill the virus?

Probably minutes: HIV virus does not thrive that well when outside of the body and thus I don't expect it to survive at most a few minutes when in toilet water Your risk in getting HIV from unprotected sex is way way higher. ...Read more

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Can you get hiv from blood that was on a bottle top if tongue was burnt?

Can you get hiv from blood that was on a bottle top if tongue was burnt?

Highly unlikely: HIV is nearly impossible to be transmitted through the oral route even if the blood is HIV infected. ...Read more

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If hiv blood drop in a battle of water and mix with the water .how long does hiv survive ?

If hiv blood drop in a battle of water and mix with the water .how long does hiv survive ?

Doesn't matter: Whether and how long HIV would survive in this situation does not matter. Nobody gets infected with HIV by drinking or otherwise coming into contact with contaminated water. Never; it does not happen. If you do not have sex or share drug injection equipment with an infected person, you will never catch HIV. Don't worry about it. ...Read more

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I read it on net that HIV lives in freezed blood but if blood pack is open n mixed with some what than it's also survive or not plz tell?

I read it on net that HIV lives in freezed blood but if blood pack is open n mixed with some what than it's also survive or not plz tell?

Stop worrying: It is a medical standard, including where you live, to use nucleic acid testing for HIV for all units of blood. We discard positive units. Your question is moot. The testing is believed to be extremely sensitive and reliable. Please don't trouble yourself over this. ...Read more

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How long does HIV survive outside the body? Like a teaspoon of blood for example. I know its a short time but minutes? hours, days?

How long does HIV survive outside the body? Like a teaspoon of blood for example.  I know its a short time but minutes? hours, days?

Very short time: Why do you ask? "A teaspoon of blood?" Where did you run into such a thing? Only you know what really happened, and especially, I'm concerned that you're doing needle drugs. This alone is a reason to get with your physician for help -- tell the truth and you may well save you life. If you have any reason to think you have contacted HIV, please get one of the new early-detection tests. Be brave. ...Read more

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Blood Culture (Definition)

Blood cultures refers to taking a sample of blood and growing in the microbiology laboratory for invasive organisms. Typically blood cultures are used for bacteria but can also be used to try and identify fungal organisms in ...Read more