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How Long Can Hiv Survive In Water
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
HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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 does hep/HIV live on dried blood outside the body and does it reactivate with water if you cleaned something would you expose yourself to it?
Why do you ask?: One thing we know is that people simply don't get HIV infections from swimming pools. Stop worrying. During the bad years when there was no treatment, not a single household contact of an AIDS patients became infected without sex. Live richly and don't let unrealistic fears stop you from doing the things that you love. ...Read more
How long would HIV infected semen live in the water of a toilet bowl that's been mixed with urine and feces? And the toilet is flushed frequently?
It doesn't: It doesn't. Period. End of worry. Why would anyone ask this question? It is extremely bizarre. Please clarify if you do not understand how impossible this scenario is for risk of infection. ...Read more
Does HIV survive in blood if in tap water within the toilet bowl? Does tap water immediately kill the virus?
Hiv can you get HIV from dirty toliet water? If not can you catch anything else by dirty toilet water.
Unlikely: It is potentially possible but rarely if ever reported. I suspect that the chlorinated water may play a role in keeping the germs down. Even if the water is contaminated, it is not ingested and thus the risk of getting infection from toilet water is unlikely although esthetically repulsive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. 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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