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how long does hiv last outside the body

A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
HIV virus: Hiv is extremely sensitive to fluctuations in temperature.Outside of the human body, the virus dies within minutes. The one place that HIV has been sh ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better see a: Psychiatrist or a psychologist to help you through your anxiety and fears, goodluck
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: In certain conditions, the virus can survive outside the body for several weeks. Survival depends on the body fluid, volume of the fluid, concentratio ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on details: Realize that "outside the body" can mean: on the surface of my arm, on my steering wheel, in a freezer at the lab, on a bagel, etc... So, there is n ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV risk: It does not survive outside of the body. Why do you ask? What is your specific exposure and risk?
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gabriel Betancourt
11 years experience Family Medicine
It varies.: In certain conditions, the virus can survive outside the body for several weeks (such as inside a syringe). Survival depends on which body fluid it is ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
HIV is hard to catch: HIV is never contracted by touching it through the skin. It is not caught from inanimate objects. It is not caught from "outside of the body".
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Reality: Let's think. Who's going to do a worthless study like this? We know people aren't getting HIV from fomites. Studies of families with hiv-positive leuk ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: May be several hours. Cdc laboratory studies have shown that drying HIV reduces the viral amounts by 90 to 99 percent within several hours.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: This is a fragile virus. Even when contained in a body fluid drying will diminish the viral concentration by 99% within several hours. Heat and cold ... Read More
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