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Lifespan of the HIV virus outside the body. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   i want to know whether the virus from the hiv infected persons blood flowing from his body will die immediately or it takes long time?
Doctor :   u want to know the time
Doctor :   it takes for the virus to survive
Doctor :   our database shows
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User :   otherwise will that blood containing virus flowing from an hiv infected person will die immediately after coming out from the body?
Doctor :   the virus lives a very short while outside the body
Doctor :   s a general rough and ready guide you can assume, especially for a small amount of blood, that the virus is only viable for the time that the blood remains liquid. After drying out, the virus soon dies -- the time is not in days but in minutes.
User :   ya i had chat but i want to know once again please tell me
Doctor :   in minutes u can say
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   it will die in few mins
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User :   if the blood is flowing from hiv person will that virus be alive?
Doctor :   answer is same
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