|a smart question
Sep 20, 2008
it is said that the hiv virus cant live a long outside the body, so how come it is possible that contaminated needles that have blood (that is outside the body) can transmit this virus
| Response from Dr. Frascino
A hollow-bore needle filled with blood is a closed environment not exposed to air. Consequently, the HIV incorporated into the living cells in the blood survives longer in the needle than if it were exposed to open air.
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