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How Many Minutes Will Hiv Virus Survive Outside The Body

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How long does the HIV virus survive outside the body?

I've read that the virus cannot survive in an HIV positive drop of dried blood. But what if a person touched a tiny wet drop of blood and has a cut on his finger even though the blood was there for more than a few minutes but still is wet?...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

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HiHIV dies once it is outside of the body. It is a virus that can only live in the body. So touching blood minutes after it has left the body would not pose a risk.Be well and stay safe, Shannon... Read more »

Virus survival outside the body

I am a highschool freshman doing a comprehensive report on HIV - virology, history, prevention and... Read more »

How long does HIV survive outside the body?

Hi,Rick! I have two questions: 1. In your answers you often say that the virus does not survive... Read more »
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U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Survival of HIV in the Environment

Concerning the survival of HIV in the environment, two facts are: HIV does not survive well outside the body. HIV has to be grown in large amounts to be studied in laboratories. Although HIV has been kept alive under certain laboratory... Read more »
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HIV Found to Replicate Outside CD4 Cells; Discovery Gives Insight Into HIV-related Dementia

In an intriguing new study published last week in PLoS Pathogens , researchers discovered the first solid proof that HIV can replicate itself in cell types other than CD4 cells. The finding potentially opens an important window on our understanding... Read more »
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Virus Used to Transport HIV Vaccine Into Body May Be Behind Failure, Study Suggests

Preliminary results that suggested an increased risk for HIV infection in a vaccine trial that was ultimately halted in 2007 , may have been caused by using the common cold adenovirus to transmit the vaccine into the body, according to a study... Read more »
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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?

Thanks Read more »

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 »

Could HIV virus still survive after normal laundry

Posted by sushi77, 2 Replies
Hello there,

My pants were contaminated by somebody's blood the day before yesterday. Later, I put that pants into the laundry machine with some other clothes . I washed them in normal washing cycle (cold water cycle with normal detergent), and dried... Read more »

HIV survival outside the body

Posted by Anonymous
Maybe I'm dumb or a lil slow but im still confused about hiv survival outside the body and its ability to infect.Does it make a difference in the amount of blood or semen outside the body to determine the time of hiv to die?My doctor says the... Read more »