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life span of HIV and semen
Question: Is it true that when hiv virus is in contact with air
it instantaneously dies?

How long does HIV live in semen that is in contact with air?
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HIV is not alive when exposed to air and temp change it cause the outer shell of the virus to become damaged when inhibits its ability to infect.
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thanks. so when it gets to air a few seconds and it had the opportunity to come across or in contact with a mucus membrane (eyes, rectum etc), it inhibits the ability to infect?
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Correct it cannot infect.
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how long does it live in another persons body? ie if after sex... ?
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It does live. It was never alive.
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when we say it does live but never alive-- it can not infect because its too weak even it gets into a mucus membrane?
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Hi all

Would this same situation refer to blood as well as semen. If you got some HIV blood in your eyes either fresh (wet) or dry (flake)  blood it also wouldn't be able to infect you?
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Anyone?
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It's the same as with any fluids.
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