The prison system
Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:32 PM
Posted Fri Jun 19, 2009 02:57 PM
However. I have a friend who has herpes. Anytime I am at their house, I always wash my hands before touching my penis or any other mucus membrane. Though could be unrealistic - but to me its worth the added piece of mind.
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Posted Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:04 AM
Generally, when people ask the question, "How long can HIV survive outside the body?" they have come into contact with some body fluid that they think might contain HIV, and are worried about transmission. Almost always these questions are about casual contact, and we know the virus is not transmitted except during unprotected sex, sharing needles, or through significant and direct exposure to infected blood.
The length of time HIV can survive outside the body depends on:
* the amount of HIV present in the body fluid;
* what conditions the fluid is subjected to
In a laboratory, HIV has been kept viable (able to infect) for up to 15 days, and even after the body fluid containing it had dried. However, these experiments involved an extremely high concentration of the virus which was kept at a stable temperature and humidity. These conditions are very unlikely to exist outside of a laboratory. HIV is very fragile, and many common substances, including hot water, soap, bleach and alcohol, will kill it.
The chances of becoming infected with HIV by handling a body fluid are extremely small, because that fluid will rarely have access to a person's bloodstream. However, anyone handling blood, semen or vaginal fluids should be careful to avoid touching them with broken skin or getting them into mucous membranes (such as those around the eye).
Spills of blood should be mopped up, cleaned with soap and water, and then cleaned with bleach. For maximum safety, the person cleaning the spill should also wear latex gloves, and should wash the hands thoroughly after the cleanup.
Air does not "kill" HIV, but exposure to air dries the fluid that contains the virus, and that will destroy or break up much of the virus very quickly. The CDC reports that drying HIV reduces viral amount by 90-99% within several hours.
Posted Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:40 PM
I wasn't talking about HIV. I was talking about STD. You just wasted your time writing all that information. I know about that. I was just refering to STD.
Posted Sat Jun 20, 2009 02:03 PM