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How long does hiv virus survive outside the body?

HIV is fragile & very sensitive to fluctuations in temp & presence of oxygen! Outside body HIV survives for couple mins at most! Viva la ! Any Suggestions here?


  1. Piper Reply:

    How Long Can HIV Live Outside the Body?. Spread by bodily fluids, outside the body, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cannot survive for very long. Detail:

  2. Nancie Reply:

    Once the HIV virus is outside the body it starts to die off- once it’s dried it is gone- Source(s): HIV Educator/Trainer

  3. Rosalee Reply:

    The CDC states that HIV little chance of surviving outside the body, due to it’s sensitivity to temperature and oxygen. However, they do warn that supplies such as needles may continue to have contagious HIV in them, because of the air tigh… More:

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  6. Gilberte Reply:

    how long can the hiv virus? And does it live longer survive outside the body? i heard that the hiv body for very long is virus cannot live outside the that true and how long i

  7. Heather Reply:

    the HIV virus can survive outside the body in dried secretions and blood for almost 7 days! not destroyed by antiseptics at all!u can use 2% glutaraldhyde or 1% sodium hypochlorite only to kill them

  8. Sandi Reply:

    HIV, unlike most viruses has to be within a host or culture at a temperature of 98.6 degrees give or take only How long can HIV live in blood outside the body?

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