HIV has also been documented to have been transmitted by bite injuriesFootnote22.The period of communicability begins early after HIV infection and is thought to last throughout the life of the infected individualFootnote11. Infectiousness is related to viral load.
HIV can remain viable in blood in syringes at room temperature for 42 day
HIV can remain viable in blood in syringes at room temperature for 42 days, and in blood and cerebrospinal fluid from autopsies for up to 11 daysFootnote1Footnote2. Although drying in the environment is known to cause a rapid reduction in HIV concentration, under experimental conditions, Cell-free HIV dried onto a glass coverslip in 10% serum can survive for longer than 7 days, depending on the initial titre
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