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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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Hiv (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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How long can HIV virus survive outside human body in dried blood & liquid blood under normal circumstances ?

It doesn't: It doesn't survive. There is no transmission of HIV in this scenario at all. There are other viruses such as hepatitis c or hepatitis b. But, HIV does not survive at all and is not a risk in the scenario you describe. ...Read more

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Does every drop of blood contains HIV virus?

Does every drop of blood contains HIV virus?

HIV: If depends on viral load. If someone is infected, then yes, every drop of blood would have HIV virus. ...Read more

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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?

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?

In hospitals: In hospitals, the risks of exposure to blood borne virus is taken very seriously. Precisely the example you've given is what they try to prevent. So, while minimal, there is a risk of infection. ...Read more

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Could you tell me if there is dried blood on my desk at school could i catch the HIV virus or aids virus?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

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), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more