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Carried in water?

Dec 29, 2001

Can HIV survive in tap water from the sink?

Response from Mr. Kull

HIV needs to be in a human host to survive. The virus does not survive long outside of the body (see "Survival of HIV in the Environment" for more information It is highly, highly unlikely that one would become infected by coming into contact with HIV in water.

HIV is known to be transmitted through sexual contact, blood-to-blood contact, and from mother to infant. There is no evidence that HIV is transmitted through other means.


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