How long does HIV live outside the body?
HIV, unlike most viruses has to be within a host or culture at a temperature of 98.6 degrees give or take only a degree or two. Outside of the body, the virus dies within minutes without the temperature necessary for its survival. It, unlike many of its virus cousins, does not have the ability to go into a spore state and "shut down" until another viable host comes along. Its cell walls begin to deteriorate within minutes after leaving its host..... this is why it cannot be transmitted with a kiss or a hug, but only through sexual intercourse or shared IV use, usually associated with drug use where needles are passed from one person to another before the virus had a chance to expire.
HIV is fragile by nature and is also extremely sensitive to even small fluctuations in temperature and the presence of oxygen. Outside of strictly controlled laboratory conditions, HIV will only survive for a couple of minutes at the very most.
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.
In the almost twenty-five years that scientists have been studying HIV, there has not been a single known instance of HIV being transmitted trough casual contact in the environment.
Depending on temperature, humidity, and air exposure, the HIV can live in blood outside the body from several hours to about 1 week.
Saliva does not carry HIV. You can't get HIV from touching someone's spit.
From only minutes to hours.
No. HIV does not live outside the human body.
Depending on temperature, humidity, and air exposure, HIV can live in blood outside the body from several hours to about 1 week.
No. HIV needs a host. It does not live long, outside the body.
Not very long. HIV does not do well outside the conditions of a live human. Exposure to air or temperature change will cause the virus to die. After a person's core body temperature has dropped HIV wouldn't live long at all.
virus is a non living thing outside the body it gets activated when get in contact with a body same as hiv its non living outside a body
HIV dies almost immediately once outside the body. It is also very temperature sensitive, so the ice wouldn't help. The amount of time HIV lives outside the body is relative to many different factors, but it doesn't live long at all regardless.
Yes; depending on environmental conditions HIV will only live minutes to hours outside the body.
HIV is not able to live outside the conditions of the human body.
HIV cannot live outside body fluids/tissues more than a few hours
HIV does not survive outside of the body.
HIV does not live outside of the body once exposed to air.
Theres no risk of HIV infection by milk shake. HIV does not live long outside the body. HIV is transmitted through contact with infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid and breast milk.
Unlikely. HIV does not live outside the body.
No; HIV does not survive well outside the body.
It is possible, but not likely. HIV cannot survive long outside the body, but Hepatitis can live in dried blood for up to two weeks.
Studies have proven time and time again that HIV does not survive well outside the human body. The risk of HIV infection from blood or bodily fluids outside the body is essentially zero. Other diseases like hepatitis B and C can and do occur ouside the body. Any blood or bodily fluids outside the body should be considered a health risk and cleaned up using universal precautions.
It all depends on how much semen there is and the enviroment it is released in. I.E. temp and moister of the air.
HIV is a virus. A virus becomes active only inside the body of a host. They need a host cell to inject their DNA. Outside the body they behave as dead organisms. Therefore they cannot live
Not sure what your question is, but you may want to do some reading on HIV. The virus that causes AIDS/ HIV is fairly fragile, and does not live very long outside the human body. HOWEVER- there ARE other diseases that can, such as Hepatitis.
HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is not able to live outside the human body. Racoons would be unable to contract the virus.
It depends on temperature, humidity, volume; it can be only up to a few seconds to a few minutes if it is in spilled blood because it needs to be close to body temperature.
From what you have described, you will not be infected by HIV, even though she is HIV+. You need to pass body fluids (such as blood, vaginal secretions, etc) in order to be infected. As far as the clothes, just wash them. The virus can not live long outside the body. Go now & get some sleep.
Sweat, tears, urine do not transmit HIV. that's not entirely correct. HIV is found in blood, sweat, tears, and saliva. it also been found that HIV can live in these fluids outside of the body for several days.
HIV will not survive long outside the body; in most cases if the blood is completely dry, the virus is dead.
Taking a pill is not considered an at-risk behavior for HIV infection. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS. HIV is transmitted by contact with infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid or breast milk. HIV does not live outside the body long, it generally requires direct human-to-human contact.
only a few minutes, it is very fragile.
No, HIV doesn't live outside the human body. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is the virus that causes AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Virus.) HIV is transmitted by contact with infected blood, semen, vaginal fluid and breast milk.
No. HIV does not survive outside the human body.
It lasts up to 8 hrs.
There are several reasons why HIV can not transfer from casual contact; first being during casual contact no body fluids are being transferred; second only certain body fluids can transfer the virus (such as blood and genital secretions), and third the virus can not live outside the body for very long.
Depends on the virus. For example HIV usually dies fairly quickly outside of the body whereas Hepatitis B can live on a dry surface for weeks.
Depending on the environment, anywhere from minutes to about 14 hours.
HIV/AIDS can be acquired either through, having sex with someone who has HIV using a needle that someone who has HIV used, or from a parent via birth. YOU CAN'T GET AIDS FROM A MOSQUITO! The HIV/AIDS virus can't live outside of the human body.
Can HIV be transmitted if you swallow the blood that someone who is HIV puts it in a drink or dressing?
No. HIV is not able to live outside the human body. It is absolutely impossible to transmit the virus in this way. Only by direct, human-to-human contact can someone be infected with HIV.
No. HIV dies as soon it it's the air. There is no reason to fear. It can not reproduce outside the body.
NO, any virus including HIV or Hepatitus does not live once it is outside the body till dry.
No. HIV will only live a very brief time outside of the body. Not a very "robust" organism.
No, it has to enter your body.
No. HIV is a virus which invades from outside the body. Cancer is one's own cells inside the body which grow uncontrollably.
The amount of time HIV can live outside of the body is dependent on the amount of fluid present. Once HIV leaves the body its a very short period of time, regardless of the amount of fluid, until the virus is dead. A matter of a few minutes maximum.
No. HIV is sharply weakened when outside the body for any period of time.
You can't tell the duration in seconds. However, HIV can survive outside human body from several minutes to several hours, depending on the environment.
HIV, like any other virus, can be destroyed by heat or by disinfectant chemicals.
well,no.you cannot take hiv and put it in something. as soon as you take the blood out of your body (if u have hiv) it dies right away. and besides hiv(AIDS)is passed through blood it cannot be passed by food.(even if you have hiv and put your blood on food as soon as it hits your stomichthe acid will kill it) HIV does not live outside the human body. The virus dies very shortly after… Read More