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How long...?
      #202199 - 08/01/06 09:09 PM

can HIV live in a syrindge?

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      #202203 - 08/01/06 09:27 PM

Im no doctor but if there is blood in the syringe, i imagine yes it could. IV drug users that share needles can get hiv

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      #202230 - 08/02/06 01:33 AM

i'm not sure how long it can live there, but thats how i was infected *shrug* so it can happen.

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      #202344 - 08/02/06 04:46 PM

Sharing of needles has the highest per incident rate of transmission.

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      #202349 - 08/02/06 05:39 PM

It depends on many things, including where the syringe is stored and under what conditions. But virus can live within a syringe for longer than it can when exposed to open air. I don't know the exact time ranges.

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