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Why Does Hiv Die Quickly Outside The Body

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Ask the Experts

How soon does HIV die outside the body?

Sometimes the same medical expert will say at one point that the virus dies outside the body "within seconds," and then that it does outside the body "within a few minutes. As though those two things were the same and interchangeable! Obviously they...
Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Response from Rick Sowadsky, M.P.H.

Nevada State Health Division AIDS Program
...The virus cannot live in dried blood. Luckily, the virus has evolved to survive only in the specific environment inside the human body. Once you take it out of the human body, it cannot survive.You can think of it another way. Think of a great... Read more »

HIV/STD risk from body to body massage

Hi Doctor,I recently visited a massage parlor for a body massage. The masseuse applied oil all over... Read more »

HIV TRANSMISSION FROM DEAD BODY

I am a surgeon. I was working on a deadbody which was preserved in a refrigerator for 18 hours. As... Read more »
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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 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 Read more »

HIV OUTSIDE THE BODY

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...HOW LONG CAN SURVIVE OUTSIDE THE BODY IN SIDE A BODILY FLUID SUCH AS BLOOD OR CEMEN ? Read more »

HIV resistance outside body

Posted by Anonymous
...IS THE HIV VIRUS VERY FRAGILE AND DIES IMMEDIATELY ONCE OUTSIDE THE HUMAN BODY The truth of the matter is that the HIV virus (the AIDS virus) is one of the hardiest viruses known to mankind. According to Read more »