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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
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
If a blood spill is cleaned up with just alcohol prep pads would it kill the virus in the blood if we don't know thatpatient has HIV or anything else?
Dishwaher got big cut n now I open restaurant after 2 hours of incident. Is it possible to get HIV from his blood spill on benches or eating food.
Unlikely: Transmission of HIV virus is unlikely to occur under the circumstances you have presented. If you are positive for the virus, it would be responsible for you to make sure your fluids have been cleaned to reduce the exposure to others. If I have misunderstood your question, please repost so a more appropriate answer can be posted. ...Read more
How does the HIV virus enter the blood after infection through penis? Can it get stuck in lymphatic vessels and cause swell? I have issues with my inner thighs where a section of thin, long lumps causing discomfort. Neg. HIV at 6 months. All STD neg.
Blood to blood: During sexual intercourse, some microtrauma and hemorrhage occurs in both partner's genitalia allowing for blood-to blood transmission. If your HIV and STD tests were all negative, the problem may be from something else. You need to make sure that these are indeed lymph nodes by asking your doctor to check them out. This may be followed by other tests to confirm his diagnosis ...Read more
Can HIV virus be transmitted if a person touches a vinyl chair that had blood on it that that was not cleaned properly?
Could you tell me if there is dried blood on my desk at school could I catch the HIV virus or aids virus?
Wimpy Virus: It is important to remember that viruses like hepc, HIV and others are strings of proteins that are connected by very weak bonds. They require many things to stay active and need living cells to reproduce and survive. Unless that gross blood, mucous or some other organic substance got into your mouth, anus, vagina or open wound, the odds are very unlikely. ...Read more
Can someone HIV positive test negative for HIV when they become undetectable? Wouldn't there be at least one copy of the virus in the blood test?
Blood was lying on plain normal paper & got clotted and dried within 15-20 minutes naturally. What are the chances to survive HIV virus in this event?
Asked and Answered: The risk is zero. You have been taught this now several times. You did not get HIV from this. It sounds to me like you have developed a mental condition known as HIV paranoia and it is time to get to see your family doctor or a good therapist who can address your outsized fears and anxieties. Iff you have a new question please bring that to us. But your question has been answered accurately. ...Read more
Wonder if there was blood inside drinking straw, can hiv virus live inside it or its like a used needle? Air enters hard inside? İf have cut smthng Thx
How is hiv/aids spread through dry blood I thought once it hits the air the virus dies So if someone touch the dried blood how can the virus be active?
It cannot: The HIV virus is a very fragile virus and does not survive very long outside the body. Touching dried blood would not cause any risk for HIV infection. Although, other infections would be a concern so Always use appropriate personal protective equipment when cleaning up blood spills. Hope this was helpful. Dr. R ...Read more
My blood shows I have no malaria parasite but there are virus unknown. What could that be. I'm scared it could be hiv?
Unknown virus: Have you had unprotected sex? Have you had sex with multiple partners? Do you use IV drugs? Do you share needles? Do you have any risky behaviors that could lead to HIV infection? If so, get tested (there are clinics that test & maintain your anonymity). If positive, there are many treatments that prolong life & help prevent opportunistic infxns. If negative, good. See comment:. ...Read more
I don't think so: I'm not aware of any reason to believe that dried blood presents a risk. ...Read more
Its true virus cannot survive in an HIV positive drop of dried blood but what if a person touched a tiny wet drop of blood and has a cut?
VERY difficult: Donated blood is very carefully tested for infectious diseases prior to release for transfusion. Red cross currently reports risk as 1 case per 1-1.5million units transfused. For more info on this and other infectious disease transmission rates, see: http://www. Redcrossblood. Org/hospitals/infectious-disease-testing. ...Read more
If you step on broken glass or a dirty needle outside in a park what are the chances of getting blood born viruses like hepatitus or hiv?
Viral infection risk: It is well known that hepatitis c in this setting is much more likely to still be contagious. Hiv is more fragile and does not survive well outside of a body or on inanimate objects. If you have an injury like this it is wise to get into a good expert physician rapidly. ...Read more
Does HIV die when it dries in trace quantities? Let's say a small paper cut... Would the virus be dead in the blood after 3-5 minutes of drying?
HIV Treatment: Nope. None that is recognized. Now, I am assuming you mean suppress and not sustain? ...Read more
Can I get HIV or hep if someone in contact with infected blood scratched me. Can nail harbour the virus?
No...: From your description, your risk of contracting HIV for Hepatitis are exceedingly low/non-existent. "Someone who had contact with infected blood scratched you"? I can't come up with any way (short of some bloody horror movie scene) where that would be of concern. Clean your scratch and relax. ...Read more
How infectious is dried HIV in blood or semen? I have heard on some Internet forums and in my sex ed classes that the virus dies when it is dried.???
Can you get aids from blood to blood contact through a person that is not infected with the aids HIV virus?
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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