|HIV and dried body fluids
Apr 19, 2001
Can HIV be transmitted through oral contact with body fluids that have been dried for several days?
| Response from Mr. Kull
It is highly unlikely due to the fragility of the virus when it is exposed to the environment. Please read through "How long does HIV live outside the body?" at http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Archive/TransmissionNon/Q8708.qna.
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