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May 10, 2013

Hi Dr Shannon, I'm grateful if you can help answer my question. When you say HIV "begin to die" outside the host, but exactly how long it will die totally, for example average amount of semen in one ejaculation - room temperature. Can you estimate how long in minutes or hours and was it verified from tests inside laboratory ? Thank you very much and sorry for my bad English.

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi HIV dies within a few minutes of being outside of the body.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon

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