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time hiv virus can be stay outside the body in the needle.

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how much time hiv virus can be stay outside the body in the needle. if any person take blood for testing and after some time they reused same needle for other person. what is the chances to be infected with hiv virus,

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replied April 20th, 2015
HIV and AIDS Answer A51847
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

The scenario you described highly suggests that transmission of HIV is possible. The person that received the infected needle must get tested regardless of the timings that the infected needle is unused.

Wishing you best of health


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