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life of HIV
Feb 25, 2010

if the human nails scratches the HIV+ person what is the exact life of HIV virus on the nails.

Response from Dr. McGowan

Thanks for the question.

HIV does not survive well outside of the body. If there were blood on the nails after a scratch, once that blood is dried any virus in it would not be able to survive. So certainly after a few hours there would essentially be no risk of contracting HIV by getting scratched.

JOe



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