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How Long Can Hiv Survive
In an enclosed area, e.g a ex toy designed for penetration, how long can hiv survive? if waited for 1 day before use is there any risk?
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 survive and remain infectious on things like door handles and other everyday objects?
In an enclosed area, e.g an artificial vagina , how long can hiv survive inside? Can HIV also survive in water base lube that emulate vagina lube?
Hours? Days?: HIV probably can survive for a few days in any closed, moist environment. Most sexual lubricants contain preservatives that likely would kill HIV. But these are the wrong questions. If concerned enough about HIV to be asking such questions, you should be using condoms 100% of the time. If HIV status is unknown for you, or the transgender woman you are concerned about, you (both?) must be tested. ...Read more
A few hours: Ejaculate can only live for a few hours outside the body. It also depends on the viral load of the carrier. If you are worried get tested ...Read more
How long can HIV survive outside the body? Is it small enough to be absorbed into the skin? How thick is the palm of the hands in forms of protecting?
How long can HIV virus survive on lipsticks? I used a HIV friend's lipstick that she used a month before.
Even if your friend has HIV, there is minimal risk. If you wish to be tested get a HIV nucleic acid test in 6 months, if that is negative it would rule out HIV.
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HIV: Cdc says that drying of body fluids will reduce the viral load by 99% within several hours. There have been no cases documented to have been transmitted by infected fluids off surfaces. ...Read more
No such thing: Please clarify what you mean and why you are asking. Are you planning on trying to harm someone? ...Read more
Depends on details: Realize that "outside the body" can mean: on the surface of my arm, on my steering wheel, in a freezer at the lab, on a bagel, etc... So, there is no answer unless the question defines Where, What acidity (pH), What temperature, What humidity, What lighting (sunlight, amount of UV), etc.. From a daily life standpoint, there is no worry about catching HIV on any surfaces that we routinely touch. ...Read more
HIV risk: It does not survive outside of the body. Why do you ask? What is your specific exposure and risk? ...Read more
Why isn't there an average time on how long HIV survives outside the body? Is it preference, or is there a chance it can be caught environmentally.
Reality: Let's think. Who's going to do a worthless study like this? We know people aren't getting HIV from fomites. Studies of families with hiv-positive leukemic kids showed it was never transmitted despite family members actually contacting blood. To test infectiousness, you're going to have to inoculate animals with shed blood -- and what's the purpose? All we know is that the bugs die very fast. ...Read more
HIV: This is complicated. The virus is capable of surviving several hours outside the body, but only inside of living cells. Drying of secretions containing the virus reduces the counts by 99+% quickly. You do not get this virus transmitted in this fashion unless you are sharing needles with somebody or are inadvertently stuck with a needle containing fresh blood. ...Read more
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
How long HIV blood survive outside the body on surfaces ?
Some say instant death HIV won't survive once hits air
Others say 1week once blood has dried
Some knowledge would really help thank you for help
Varies: It is important to bear in mind that while HIV may live for some time outside the body, HIV transmission has not been reported as a consequence of contact with spillages of blood, semen or other body fluids, although many healthcare workers do come into contact with hiv-infected body fluid. ...Read more
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
Can HIV survive long without a host? I have used a sex toys and i'm not sure whether it's clean. The toy was not used for a very long time, and i cleaned it before use. So, am i at risk of hiv?
Not for long: But it should be cleansed with soap and water before and after every use regardless. ...Read more
Not very long: People often ask this question because of concerns if they pick up or prick themselves on a dirty needle. HIV does not survive well outside the body. Once the liquid (blood, semen, vaginal fluid, etc.) it is in has dried, the virus is dead and not transmissible. So an old dirty needle, if dry, cannot transmit HIV. Other viruses such as hep b and hep c are much hardier and can survive longer. ...Read more
How long does HIV in urine survive outside the body? Also can it be transmitted by contact with the palms? Theoretical explanation required with sci.
HIV paranoia: Please consider making an appointment today with either an HIV specialist or a mental health counselor. Hiv does not live or survive in urine. Hiv, as you have been taught numerous times, does not infect a person on the palms of their hands. The science of this has been expertly explained to you previously. I wish you well. But it is time for mental health intervention. ...Read more
How long does HIV survive outside of the body, when is in blood that may be on material in human hair?
Few minutes: Till the bodily fluids dryGet a more detailed 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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