Jan 26, 2012
Dr. Lisa Hightow-Weidman you answered me yesterday about the fact that hiv dies imeddiately after leaving the human body. Mr. Glenn claimed in another answer that ""Once HIV leaves the body it immediately starts to die"". Is it right? Could we be sure that something like that is valid? Thank you for answering me. You are so kind.
| Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman
I think the answer you are referring to is when I said, "HIV does not live for very long outside of a human host but I am not aware of any research that says it only lives for a split second"
This is correct and I don't think differs from what Mr Glen said.
HIV is fragile by nature and is also extremely sensitive to even small fluctuations in temperature and the presence of oxygen. Outside of the body, HIV will only survive for a couple of minutes at the very most. So it starts to die immediately
Hope this helps
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