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Can Hiv Be Transmitted Outside The Host's Body

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Exactly how long does HIV survive outside its host?

Hello. In several of yuor answers to the question on how long can HIV live outside the human body, it was stated ranging from few to several minutes. By how much is this 'few to several minutes'?How much constitutes few or several minutes?...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Unfortunately, there is no exact answer to your question. There are many different variables that will determine how long HIV infected fluid will remain infectious in the environment. The type of fluid, the quantity of fluid, the amount of virus... Read more »

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Dr. Bob,We have all read that hiv does not survive well outside the body, but what exactly happens... Read more »

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Why don't you say clearly that HIV could not be passed when it is outside the human body? It... Read more »
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HIV resistance outside body

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IS THE HIV VIRUS VERY FRAGILE AND DIES IMMEDIATELY ONCE OUTSIDE THE HUMAN BODY

The truth of the matter is that the HIV virus (the AIDS virus) is one of the hardiest viruses known to mankind. According to a study from the Pasteur Institute in Paris... Read more »

outside the body

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Ok so experts please tell me how long HIV can last outside the body in a bodilyfluid or blood ? and is easy transferrable if outside the body at say 2-3 hours ? Read more »

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Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
How long does HIV live outside the body?

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HIV OUTSIDE THE BODY

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HOW LONG CAN SURVIVE OUTSIDE THE BODY IN SIDE A BODILY FLUID SUCH AS BLOOD OR CEMEN ? Read more »