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How long does the hsv2 virus last on surfaces before dieing?

How long does the hsv2 virus last on surfaces before dieing?

Herpes Type 2: Herpes 2 is transmitted from skin to skin directly. It is not transmitted from inanimate objects. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Park
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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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How long does HIV virus live outside a human being?

How long does HIV virus live outside a human being?

Not long: Viruses are critters which live inside cells and must have nutrients of a cell to remain alive. Most will die rapidly after leaving the body unless retained in body fluids within cells in those fluids. This takes varying times to resolve. As a general rule HIV is not transmittable casually. It needs direct tissue contact. Blood, shared needles, sex, organ transplant. ...Read more

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How long does a HIV virus lives?

How long does a HIV virus lives?

A few hours: Although HIV can survive outside the body for a few hours in certain bodily fluids, it cannot function when dry. The virus cannot infect some one unless it enters the body. ...Read more

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How long does stds last outside the body?

How long does stds last outside the body?

Depends on the germ: Some germs are capable of lasting outside the body for some time - for example, Hepatitis B and C viruses. HIV on the other hand dies right away. Most bacteria also cannot survive outside the body, the exception would be 'spore formers' - although none of those are responsible for STDs. If you have questions, an Infectious Diseases doc should be able to help. STDs are their specialty too. ...Read more

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How long does the herpes virus survive on a finger?

How long does the herpes virus survive on a finger?

HERPES ON FINGER: THERE IS VERY LITTLE CHANCE THAT THE HERPESVIRUS COULD LAST AT ALL IF YOU WASH IT AFTER EXPOSURE. NO NEED TO WORRY ...Read more

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How long does the aids virus survive outside on sheets?

Who cares?: It doesn't matter, because no one gets HIV infection from sheets. They get it from what goes on beneath the sheets. ...Read more

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How long does HIV last in dried semen?

How long does HIV last in dried semen?

HIV: In certain conditions, the virus can survive outside the body for several weeks. Survival depends on the body fluid, volume of the fluid, concentration of the virus within it, temperature, acidity, and exposure to sunlight and humidity. HIV transmission has not been reported as a consequence of contact with spillages of blood, semen or other body fluids. ...Read more

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How long does herpes last on a cold surface?

How long does herpes last on a cold surface?

Herpes life: Not long. Herpes is a finicky virus and needs warm moist conditions. It won't survive longer than a few minutes on dry cool surfaces such as your hands. It will survive longer on most warm surfaces such as your genitals, inside the nose and possibly wet warm towels in a steamy bathroom or the edge of a warm tea cup ...Read more

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How long does HIV virus live once on counter if blood spill?

How long does HIV virus live once on counter if blood spill?

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

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How long does HIV live on air?

How long does HIV live on air?

HIV is very: Sensitive to environmental exposure and does not last longer . I think you wanted to know whether HIV can be transmitted airborne. The answer would be no. Hiv is strictly body fluid related infection including sexual intercourse , contaminated blood and blood product transfusion , skin or blood vessels pricked by sharp object that contain contaminated ( hiv) containing body fluid ...Read more

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How long does HIV rash last?

HIV: The acute or primary HIV infection is asymptomatic in many. Symptoms like skin rash and flu-like symptoms can develop within 2 to 3 weeks from the time of contracting the human immunodeficiency virus or hiv. The skin rash and other acute HIV infection symptoms then disappear within a few weeks. ...Read more

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How long does HIV fever last?

How long does HIV fever last?

Unclear question: Acute phase may last a few weeks like a flu. With aids, fever is usually due to other infections that aids exposes the patient to. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005. ...Read more

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How long does the HIV virus live on a razor blade?

How long does the HIV virus live on a razor blade?

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

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How long does dry cough last when hiv infected?

How long does dry cough last when hiv infected?

Irrelevant: Dry cough can be a symptom for a multitude of conditions, having HIV in particular doesn't have a direct bearing on the duration of the symptom, rather the original condition that is causing the cough. Your treating doctor is better suited to answer your question in the context of what condition is being treated, good luck ...Read more

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How long does herpes last on a surface?

How long does herpes last on a surface?

Herpes simplex: Like most viruses they do not survive long outside of a living cell. These are intracellular parasites and not capable of dividing outside of the inside of a living cell. They die quickly outside of the body, and can survive only in a liquid medium on an outside surface as long as the cells they were inside of survive, which is not long. ...Read more

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How long does a flu virus last in general?

How long does a flu virus last in general?

About 24 hours in : The environment. Flu virus is present and shed from an infected person for about a week. On inanimate objects it usually does not last longer than 24 hours, mostly about 4 hours. ...Read more

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How long does the flu like system for HIV last?

How long does the flu like system for HIV last?

HIV: Fever, lymphadenopathy, pharyngitis, rash, myalgia, malaise, mouth and esophageal sores, headache, nausea and vomiting, enlarged liver/spleen, weight loss, thrush, and neurological symptoms occur. Patients may have all, some, or none of these symptoms. The duration of symptoms varies, averaging 28 days and usually lasting at least a week. ...Read more

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How long does the flu virus last if you had vaccine?

How long does the flu virus last if you had vaccine?

Depends: If you had the injected vaccine it was derived from dead virus, it was never alive in you, but will help develop antibodies that last for years to those strains.If you had the nasal spray, that weakened flu germ may stay in your system for a week or more. ...Read more

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Hi, how long can an HIV virus last outside human body (like on needle or something) that it can be considered a risk?

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

Dr. John Goldman
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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


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