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HIV in needle

Sep 28, 2001

I like to know how long HIV can survive inside of needle. i mean abandoned drug needles that might found everyday life. How long these needles are dangerous?

Response from Mr. Kull

This question has been answered in detail in this forum; see my response to "Lifespan of virus in needle" (

Your risk for infection when coming into contact with discarded needles really depends on variables involved. If you are actually using a discarded needle for injecting substances, then you might be at risk for infection. Accidental punctures with discarded needles probably do not pose much of a risk for infection.


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