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How Long Can The Hiv Virus Live In Extreme Temperature

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Combivir Potency and temperature extremes.

Hello, I would like to say I am extremely grateful for your column. I am currently taking both sustiva, once a day in the morning and combivir, twice a day. I take the combivir at 13 hour intervals as closely as possible (6:00 AM & 7:00 PM)....
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
Regarding your first question - I am not absolutely sure, but we generally advise avoiding extremes of temperature to optimize the stability of the drug. I suspect that baking hot temperature of greater than 100 degrees F should be avoided, but I... Read more »

How long does the virus live outside the body

my girlfriend is positive, and I am not. We have been together for 1 year and always use safe sex... Read more »

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It is possible for the hiv/aids virus to survive outside the human body temperature and if so, for... Read more »

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