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Life Of Hiv Virus Outside Of Body

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HIV life outside of body

How long can the HIV virus live outside of the body when exposed to air?As a teacher, I often get questions related to 'if someone who is HIV infected is preparing food and they cut themselves, and there was some blood on food...is that harmful?...
Susan Little, M.D.

Response from Susan Little, M.D.

University of California San Diego
...time. But the general answer to the typical small cut and blood contact is that the virus survives very poorly outside the body and is probably of minimal risk as soon as the blood dries (minutes to hours depending on the volume of the spill or... Read more »

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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 Read more »

HIV will die within 20 mins out of body, right?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...I heard that HIV in blood or semen cannot survive for more than 20 minutes if it exposes to air and remains on a surface, e.g. table, in a cup. Read more »

Hiv survival on organic surfaces (e.g. skin, hair)

Posted by Antre, 2 Replies
...question (maybe due to the fact that I do not have medical knowledge). We know that HIV does not survive for very long outside the body. Actually as soon as the body fluids that contains are dried then 90-99% of the virus is not active, so there... Read more »

I would like to know the truth

Posted by lindy, 3 Replies
...I have a question about the life of the hiv virus after it's out in the air. I had read many of you saying it dies within seconds out in the air,but if you ask different health Read more »