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A  determine HIV 1/2 kit used for testing a patient and is throwed in a dust bin. We want know HIV in this kit can live how long? Thanks
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HIV is not alive, it is either active or non active. You were not at risk contracting HIV from retrieving a used test kit from the trash receptacle. I would suggest if you are going to be dumpster diving you don't pick a medical trash dumpster.
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Thanks for the answer, but I want ask: In how many hours since using for testing a patient HIV in the kit (if have) will be died? Thanhks.
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