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razor blades, syringes

how long does hiv live on a syringe for? and if hiv infected blood gets onto a razor, how long will the virus live for and how long will it have the chance to infect sum1 who may cut them selves on it?  i have read somewhere that it lives for less than a minute...and that iv drug users only pass it on because they use needles straight after each other within seconds. i shared a razor with someone who may have hiv, and i cut myslef. the razor had been lying about unused for a couple of weeks at least. chances of infection please?
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Zero
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277836 tn?1359669774
well lets see tp put it in perspective

zero=zerowhich still equals zero
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417144 tn?1225962848
Hi there,

For the syringe part.  I don't think there is any data on how long HIV virus "live" in there.  But because it a vaccum, it's a "better" environment for the HIV virus to "live".

Now back to your risk and the razor.  That is not a risk at all.  No chance of HIV infection.

Cheers
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HIV doesn't live anywhere. HIV is not alive. It's either active or non active.
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so because the blood or the active virus is incubated in the syringe, it will be active longer, but on a razor it would just die very soon? zero risk then.
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417144 tn?1225962848
hahaha....thanks Teak for educating us the actual terms.

Thought it may be better to reply using their own term....easier to understand.  After all, i did put " " .



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