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Anyone know how long the HIV virus can live in semen?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: Varies
It depends upon physical factors like how rapidly the semen dries, the temperature, where the semen is deposited, etc.
This virus seldom survives long outside of the body unless it has a cell carrier. Semen can provide that as long as it remains wet.

In brief: Varies
It depends upon physical factors like how rapidly the semen dries, the temperature, where the semen is deposited, etc.
This virus seldom survives long outside of the body unless it has a cell carrier. Semen can provide that as long as it remains wet.
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