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How Does The Hiv Virus Reproduce In The Body
How long does the HIV virus survive outside of the body? The tip of my penis/urethra touched the inside of a public toilet and I am worried.
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
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 HIV free after taking care of infected humans. They have been bled upon, shat upon, vomited on, spit upon, peed upon. HIV is not caught by touching it or anything it has been in contact with. ...Read more
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 lymphocytes (cd4 cells), and other cells which possess a receptor site to which it can attach and enter the cells. These cells then carry it into tissues. When the virus first enters the body it does so onto receptive surfaces. ...Read more
Depends on person: Hiv can be clinically "latent" (present but causing no symptoms) for periods of months to years with some people being infected for up to 8 to 10 years without serious symptoms. This period of time is unique to every person and depends upon other factors such as other illnesses, nutrition, baseline health, age, etc... People with "dormant" disease are still potentially infectious to others. ...Read more
HIV infection: The acute infection stage of HIV usually begins to be widespread at about fourteen days after exposure. Most people do not experience any symptoms during this phase. But, those that do report a severe flu-like illness. Untreated, in a man, the average length of infection to death is eleven years.But, we do not need to worry about that. With treatment today, the length of life is 53 plus years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long HIV does live outside the body? If it is a tiny or little more amount of fluid? How long it takes the virus to die in a fluid wet or dry?
Can HIV establish itself in the body if there was only 1 virus particle? I am just curious if there needs to be a decent amount of the virus or not.
HIV: Most pathogens have a minimal infective dose necessary to initiate infection. Some only need a single organism to do this. Hiv is probably in this category but only in the laboratory. It would be exceptionally rare for you to be exposed only to a single virus in real life. Be very careful out there. ...Read more
It is a complex subject. In short, HIV virus kills T-lymphocytes and degrades immune system. That results in other infections and tumors. There are effective treatments. See this site for more information.
https://www.aids.gov/hiv-aids-basics/hiv-aids-101/what-is-hiv-aids/ ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what you mean by dormant. Blood tests are generally positive within a few weeks of infection, and many people develop temporary symptoms during acute infection. However, after recovery from acute infection, you may have no symptoms for many years. On average, it takes 10 years to progress to aids without treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't think so: I'm not aware of any reason to believe that dried blood presents a risk. ...Read more
How long can the HIV virus live outside a human body? If the body fluid it is in is dry, would the virus die?
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 concentrations were much higher than they will be outside lab, making theoretical envorenmental transmission outside the body to zero. ...Read more
I hear from lot of websites that HIV virus does not survive not more than 1minute outside the body.is it true?
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 as quicly as possible for that reason. I would suspect the success of such a culture more than 24 hours after death would be low. ...Read more
Hi, how long can an HIV virus last outside human body (like on needle or something) that it can be considered a risk?
HIV virus: Hiv is extremely sensitive to fluctuations in temperature.Outside of the human body, the virus dies within minutes. The one place that HIV has been shown to survive for extended periods of time (several days) is in needles used with syringes; the needles frequently contain enough blood to prevent the HIV from drying out. ...Read more
Can i get HIV by a puncture with discarded needles o syringes? How many time does the virus survive outside the body?
Indication are that it reduces the risk of getting HIV. What happens if you do get exposed? Does the virus still stay inside the body like herpes?
We know that HIV virus sleeps in humans body for 10 years if it inserts into a human body what is the primary symptom how a people can immediatelyknow?
Have a blood test: It is true that it can take 10 years or even more for HIV to cause serious health problems. However, the blood tests for HIV are accurate much sooner. Depending on the particular test or combination of tests, HIV can be accurately diagnosed as soon as 10-12 days after infection and always within 3 months. If you think you may have been exposed, get tested. ...Read more
How soon after HIV infection doe the virus start replicating? How quickly does it grow in your body?
HIV virus: Everyone's immune system is different but if you have any concerns that you have bee exposed get a blood test soon. ...Read more
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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