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05 Jul 2005

Curious
Hello Doctor,

Many thanks for your answer to 19381. You mentioned that HIV in semen dies within hours of drying, approximately how many hours?

Thanks again.
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CyberDoc
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Jo-Anne, it depends on many factors including the amount of semen, the environment, the viral load, etc. The closest estimate I can give you is several hours – probably less than 6 12 (depending on the above). If you a Net search you will see that there are no definites when it comes to HIV. Good luck.
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