A 36-year-old member asked:
Normally, how long would the hiv/ aids virus live in the body once a person passes away?
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Dr. Douglas Milleranswered
Pathology 43 years experience
Less than a day?: I don't know of a study on this but in general most viruses don't survive long in dead tissue. Attempts to culture virus post-mortem are usually done as quicly as possible for that reason. I would suspect the success of such a culture more than 24 hours after death would be low.
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