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how long can hiv survive in water

A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Hours? Days?: HIV probably can survive for a few days in any closed, moist environment. Most sexual lubricants contain preservatives that likely would kill HIV. But ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Doesn't matter: Whether and how long HIV would survive in this situation does not matter. Nobody gets infected with HIV by drinking or otherwise coming into contact w ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Doubtful: only body secretions: sexual mucous, blood and rarely saliva.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
For a very short: Time. The exact time is not known to me, but a person is not likely to get infected from exposure to "hiv" in a swimming pool.
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: One thing we know is that people simply don't get HIV infections from swimming pools. Stop worrying. During the bad years when there was no treatment, ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
HIV: HIV does not survive long outside the human body (such as on surfaces), and it cannot reproduce. Hep c could survive outside the body on s surface for ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
No: The HIV virus does not survive for very long at all outside the human body and then would not survive well in contact with your saliva and acidic sali ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
It doesn't: It doesn't. Period. End of worry. Why would anyone ask this question? It is extremely bizarre. Please clarify if you do not understand how impossible ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably minutes: HIV virus does not thrive that well when outside of the body and thus I don't expect it to survive at most a few minutes when in toilet water Your r ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: The HIV virus is spread by blood to blood contact such as an IV drug abuser sharing a needle with another and by unprotected sexual contact. It can a ... Read More

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