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how long can the hiv virus live outside a human body? if the body fluid it is in is dry, would the virus die?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Within few hours: Cdc has conducted many studies on HIV concentrations outside the body, when these are dried, the virus is reduced by 90to99% over several hours, these concentrations were much higher than they will be outside lab, making theoretical envorenmental transmission outside the body to zero.
Answered on Aug 28, 2016

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