A 25-year-old male asked:
how many hours and minutes does it take for aids to die outside the body?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Richard Ruden answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Short period of time: The HIV virus is very fragile outside the body, but it can live from several minutes to several hours on the surface of objects in the environment, depending on the situation and environmental factors. The potency of the virus outside the body diminishes over time, but the virus must get directly into the bloodstream to infect anyone. Most household cleaners will kill the virus us precautions.
Answered on Nov 8, 2014
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