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How Long Does HIV Live In Wet Fluid

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How long does HIV survive outside the body wet or dried?

Essentially my father in law lives with us (we take care of him) He is HIV positive. This morning when I used the bathroom and stood up there was blood on the toilet seat which I sat on. I have researched as much as I can and the numbers are...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereViruses alive inside cells and must have the nutrients of a cell to remain alive. Outside a body, the virus is fragile and dies within minutes if it is allowed to dry up. HIV can survive longer in environments where blood or semen is... Read more »

A "Wet" Spot On the Comforter

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How long can HIV in vaginal fluid stay alive outside the body on your fingers?

I would to ask you if someone has touched small quantity of HIV+ vaginal fluid and after a while... Read more »
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Once the fluid containing HIV dries, is it dead?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Once vaginal secretion dry, would the HIV in them die? And how long would HIV live if it were into underwear? Would it die once soaked in? Read more »

how long do you live with HIV?

Posted by Nicole_herpes, 4 Replies
how long do you live with HIV? I am 1 month. I am feel alone after i know it. But i i just find friends at HIV dating site, such asn STDROmance.com Read more »

i have been living with hiv a long time

Posted by confusion, 2 Replies
i am attractive and educated just wanting to share my life with a special man..i know you are out there Read more »