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Forum Name: AIDS

Question: info about virus

 gordan1x2 - Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:03 am

Hi, can you tell me how long virus can stay outside the body for example on knife , nidle?
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:44 pm

User avatar Hi Gordan1x2,

HIV is not a very strong virus. It does not survive well outside the body. Unfortunately I cannot give you any specifics about times.

If infected blood is present it should be treated as if it is infectious to be safe.

Best wishes.

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