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Jun 8, 2013

I read an interview of a doctor in my country about HIV prevention. He said that to kill HIV stick on cloths/bed sheets, we need to boil them over 70 degree Celsius within 30 minutes, otherwise it will survive for hours. Is that true ? Thanks for clarification.

Response from Dr. Wohl

No. HIV evolved to live within us. It does not like to be outside the body and quickly starts to die when exposed to the outside world. No one ever got infected from soiled bedsheets or clothing.


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