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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. Michael Kleerekoper
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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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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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How long does the HIV virus last inside drops of blood on a metal surface?

How long does the HIV virus last inside drops of blood on a metal surface?

Doesn't matter: This doesn't matter. Nobody in the world ever caught HIV from exposure to blood or other body fluids in the environment. Whether HVI survies or not is irrelvant: if exposed to "blood on a metal surface" you are not at risk for HIV. Read more

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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.

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

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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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Can HIV virus be transmitted if a person touches a vinyl chair that had blood on it that that was not cleaned properly?

Can HIV virus be transmitted if a person touches a vinyl chair that had blood on it that that was not cleaned properly?

No risk: HIV is never transmitted by exposure to blood or infected fluids in the environment. If no sex and no needle sharing, there is no risk for HIV. Don't worry about it. 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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Unprotected vaginal entercourse with no blood contact, what my risk of contracting HIV if the other party had the virus?

1/1000: The risk of catching HIV from receptive vaginal-penile sex with a + HIV male is 1 per 1000 sex acts. Here is the data from the centers for disease control:

http://www. Cdc. Gov/hiv/law/transmission.Htm. Read more

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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?

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?

NO: Can't be negative. A undetectable viral test........is a lab lauanguage. At that level one have more than enough virus in the body...are kind of in sequestration. 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

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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

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

No risk, no worry: It is very difficult to catch HIV by swallowing it. There is no realistic chance of blood in the straw (where would it come from???), but even if there were, you would not be at risk. 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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My blood shows I have no malaria parasite but there are virus unknown. What could that be. I'm scared it could be hiv?

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

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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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How can someone receive the HIV virus from a blood transfusion?

How can someone receive the HIV virus from a blood transfusion?

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

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If you swallow HIV positive blood will you for sure get the virus?

Unlikely: Transmission via the GI tract is possible but less likely. The virus must have access to the blood stream to infect an individual. Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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