A 38-year-old member asked:
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how long can the hiv virus survive in dried semen?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
HIV: Cdc says that drying of body fluids will reduce the viral load by 99% within several hours. There have been no cases documented to have been transmitted by infected fluids off surfaces.
Answered on Oct 10, 2013

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