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How Long Can Hiv Live Outside Host

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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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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 »

How long does HIV survive outside the body?

Posted by xtreme, 2 Replies
Hi,

I just wanted to know how long HIV survives outside body and how long it would live on lets say a razor?? I get confused about what the CDC says..some say hours some say minutes...would it be more than a day?

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Risk or not, Hiv survival outside the body

Posted by mustang77, 1 Reply
Hey guys i ment to post this the other day but have been busy. Heres my situation I had mutal mastribation with another guy and he came on my chest, how long does the virus stay alive? I was not sure if i got any on my penis while cleaning up is... Read more »

HIV outside the body

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

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