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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 http://thebody.com/cdc/survival.html). 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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