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How Long Does HIV Live In A Wet Environment

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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 »

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