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Re: how much time can hiv survive on a needle?
      07/22/01 12:36 AM

ON a needle? Not long at all.
Inside a hollow one? Opinions vary - I honestly don't know. There's a fair number of articles about it on The Body, most of what I remember seeing was in the Safe Sex column; lots of transmission stuff in there. Go check it out.

I think some lab studies that dealt with perfect conditions were able to keep it alive outside the body for quite some time. I don't think much of that extrapolates to the real world, though.

Worst case - ask your doctor. If you're not shooting drugs, most needle sticks do NOT result in infection.



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