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HIV active or inactive in this circumstance?

Hey,
I'm wondering if a small amount of blood containing HIV on a razor would still be active 2 hours later?
The environment was about 30 degrees and very humid.

There seem to be mixed opinions as to how long HIV can survive for. I've read everything from seconds to days.
What would the approximate length of time be for this scenario?
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HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.

HIV is transmitted by;
Unprotected penetrative anal and/or vaginal sex
Sharing works with other IV drug users
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