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The HIV virus is fragile, and, as such, does not survive for very long at all outside of the human body. Thus, this is
the reason that people do not contract HIV from casual, external contact with bodily fluids. As for how long, not sure, except to say that if you are worried about having contracted HIV from, say, touching a blood spot, you do not have anything to worry about.
Yes as Xhost has already said it does not survive well outside the body. As far as how long it can live outside the body I am not sure but I do know it can't survive very long because this is one of the reasons researchers know that the risk of environmental exposures from coming in contact with this virus is so low because it can't survive well outside its host. Goodluck and Godbless!
I too have read that HIV doesn't live long outside the body. I think the more fundamental question is how long it remains infectious, which I believe is an extremely short amount of time. So while it may be alive for a while (few hours to a day) outside the body, it probably loses its ability to infect a human much sooner.
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