I asked Teak, Nursegirl, And Vance how they can be so sure that HIV can't infect outside of host so fast(as soon as or immediately outside host)? My situation was that I pop my hsv 2 genital sores at times with a solid needle I own, my cousin stayed with me for a period of time and he picks at his ingrown hairs in his beard, mostly using Tacs or tweezers but I often wondered if he may have used my sewing needle to do this and that maybe I walked in one day after this and popped my sore(CD4 loaded) with a little blood on the tip of the needle(I know all this sounds gross) and HIV be transmitted. Dr handsfield told me that " if I were you I would continue having unprotected sex with my wife" and that "if there was a risk it probably is less than the chance of getting hit by lighting" sounded good but he also said " To ask your cousin if he has HIV or to get tested, and if he has HIV to probably get tested to be safe" ( far from the fore mentioned assurances)he also said that wet blood on the needle would be an issue. But Dr Jose, Teak, & Nursegirl and many more trusted advice givers ( for the lack of a better word) as well as some other Dr's( not all) from other sites tend to believe this not to be an issue, that HIV is inactivated outside the body(host) immediately and unable to infect. The CDC say HIV can't spread or maintain infectiousness outside it's host. I'm not passing judgement on anyone's answer just confused. Any insight would be helpful if not , I'm getting tested.
Statistically speaking, nothing is zero risk. The probability that you will be enveloped by a worm hole and brought to the other side of the universe is greater than zero. Is this likely to happen? No.
You said so yourself that this is highly unlikely. Think about it rationally. What would be the probabality of there being HIV infected blood in your Italian Ice? Hell, what would be the probability of there being blood in your Italian Ice to begin with? Pretty close to nil.
I wouldn't fret over this.
I just realized that I erred. No virus is alive (virii aren't considered alive).
However, you don't think it's possible to place a virus into suspended animation, via low temperatures (temperatures much lower than those needed for Italian Ice or Ice Cream)?
I realize this is very unlikely but I have a bit of a paranoia problem and just wanted to see if it was a zero probability or not.
HIV is not alive. It's active or inactive and unless the virus is produced in a lab it will not stay active in ice.
Give drayton00 your address in a PM so that he will know where to send the bill for the cost of a test he does not need.
I'm not an expert. HIV could probably be kept alive frozen.
However, what do you think the probability of there being blood in your Italian Ice versus some other explanation, such as a food coloring, which is used in Italian Ice?
three months is conclusive.
Well I'm probably still going to sweat it out for a while, but thanks.
No it is not the host. The host is from where the blood came from. Anyway it would not be a risk.
Yes but the host is the frozen blood in this case
HIV is not transmitted outside it's host or from food or environmental surfaces.
Yes blood can freeze with the ice it was in the freezer for a while. I looked it up and HIV can be kept alive frozen. Seeing red inside white Italian ice is rather uncanny, no?
Is this a legit question?