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HIV active or inactive

Hello all I have a question, what makes the HIV virus either active or inactive, and what does it mean. I was told by somebody that HIV is inactive outside the body in precum. I don't understand, will somebody please help me figure this out.
Thanks a bunch!
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we all hate sickness btw HIV gets active if u had unprotected vaginal anal with someone positive and u shared with them need or mother to baby it is inactive if oral sex with someone positive because saliva have many enzymes that kills this virus
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186166 tn?1385262982
lolol
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why ur laughing kim ?
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Yes why are you laughing, what about mutral masterbation (masturbation) and precum from one male gets on the penis head of the other male, in this type of exposure is the virus inactive, was I ask risk
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186166 tn?1385262982
transmission takes place INSIDE the body...PERIOD.
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So what does active an inactive mean concering HIV
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186166 tn?1385262982
when hiv is ACTIVE...it is capable of infecting (as in inside the body)

when hiv is INACTIVE...it is not capable of infecting (as in outside the body)

you are waaaaaaaaaay over thinking this...it's pretty self explainatory
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Thank you very much Lizzie, you really help me out, to understand it I get it now thanks a bunch!!!!!
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So how do you get HIV from needles sorry dumb question but I dont get it isnt the blood on the outside?
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Do not hijack other people's threads.
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