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HIV surving outside the body

Hi,There has been lots of discussion and literature on how long HIV can survive outside the human body. Most of this has related either to 'dried' body fluid, or in needles. Is there any data/research to identify how long HIV could last...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,No, there isn't any data or research on how long HIV survives in a tied-up used condom. Somehow that topic just didn't reach top-of-the-agenda status in HIV research institutions developing protocols.Dr. Bob... Read more »

How soon does HIV die outside the body?

Sometimes the same medical expert will say at one point that the virus dies outside the body "within seconds," and then that it does outside the body "within a few minutes. As though those two things were the same and interchangeable!...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
There is no one specific time point that the virus survives outside the body. But we can say that the virus will normally live only for several minutes. The more body fluid that there is, the longer the virus will survive outside the body. But... Read more »

hiv outside the body

Why don't you say clearly that HIV could not be passed when it is outside the human body? It is not validthat opinion or you want to keep people afraid of getting infected by every case? Could you explain why HIV is a difficult virus to get?...
David Wohl, M.D.

Response from David Wohl, M.D.

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
There have been studies that have look at old used syringes and have found viable HIV in these. Similarly, infected donated blood in countries that do not screen for HIV is a risk as are unsterilized surgical instruments and such. So, it is not... Read more »

clarification for HIV infectiousness outside the body

Ive read many a post in regards to HIVs survival outside the human body in relation to non penetrative sexual contact.I'll state my conclusions and then could you please answers as wether i am correct in my thinking.HIV dies after several...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:You are correct in your conclusions. The reason why mutual masturbation would not be seen as a high-risk activity, is because even though you are coming into contact with fluids that may contain HIV, it is not likely that the fluids, and... Read more »
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HIV outside the body

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

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HIV OUTSIDE THE BODY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
HOW LONG CAN SURVIVE OUTSIDE THE BODY IN SIDE A BODILY FLUID SUCH AS BLOOD OR CEMEN ? Read more »

Length HIV lives outside the body?!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
It is impossible for it to live more than a couplr minutes, is this right? Read more »

To All Experts - HIV Life Outside Body

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Does anyone know how long HIV can live in semen once it is outside the body? I was exposed to semen of unknow status and I'm concerned I could be in infected with HIV (or any thinkg else?) through a dig in my finger. Four weeks later I have had a... Read more »