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virility of HIV

Mar 28, 2001

How long and how well can the HIV virus survive outside the human body?

Response from Dr. Holodniy

This question has been addressed multiple times. Survival is highly dependent on whether the virus is within a liquid medium and how much virus is present in free form or in infected cells. If it's dry, its dead. If blood is still in a liquid form, if present, it is potentially infectious.

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Late Seroconversion and Virus in blood

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