Anonymous
I recently saw a post on internet that hiv can survive in salty liquids does it can survive in salt water too?
during outside the human body hiv can survive for few seconds to minutes does it remain infectious in those seconds.
give the ultimate answer as what highest court gives
please answer
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you're wondering about the survival of HIV in salt water. We're happy to answer your question for you.

The key thing with this questions is that while the virus may survive in various fluids after it leaves the body, it is rendered intransmissible as soon as it is exposed to air. This means that it is incapable of infecting your cells. Also consider the fact that it would need some way of getting direct access to your body once it leaves someone else's body. How would the virus, somehow in salt water, get direct access to your bloodstream? It's not really possible in day-to-day situations.

To get a better sense of what is required for a transmission to occur, check out our transmission equation:
HIV TRANSMISSION EQUATION


BODY FLUID
+
ACTIVITY
+
DIRECT ACCESS TO BLOODSTREAM
---------- -------- ----------------------------
• blood (including menstrual) • unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse • vagina
• semen • sharing needles • anus
• pre-cum • mother to child (in specific cases) • urethra in the penis
• rectal secretions • open cuts and sores (in theory)
• vaginal fluids • other mucosal membranes
• breast milk • points of needle injection
You'll see that required for transfer are a bodily fluid known to be involved in transfer, an activity known to be involved in transfer, and direct access to the bloodstream.


Thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question, we hope it has been answered fully.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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