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At what temperature does the HIV virus dies?

At what temperature does the HIV virus dies?

The truth of the matter is that the HIV virus (the AIDS virus) is one of the hardiest viruses known to mankind. According to a study from the Pasteur Institute in Paris (where the HIV virus was initially identified), French investigators found, "unusual stability of LAV-HTLV (virus) at room temperature." A culture of HIV virus was kept in a sealed tube in moist form. The Pasteur Institute reported, "The unusual stability of LAV-HTLV (the HIV virus-ed) at room temperature...No significant difference (in the amount of infectious virus-ed) was found between zero, two, or four days, and only a slight decrease (in infectiousness-ed) was noted with a delay in virus production, indicating a loss of a few infectious particles, after seven days at room temperature."

In the case of the dry virus kept at room temperature for periods of four and seven days, the French scientists reported: "A significant number of viral particles are then inactivated, but some infectious virus is still present since release of virus was seen on day 10." The report went on to say..."The results indicate that the virus is resistant at room temperature, either in dry form or in liquid medium...this resistance of LAV (the HIV virus-ed) may explain the appearance of some AIDS cases in non-risk groups...moreover, more safety precautions should be taken in laboratories, in hospitals, and by dentists who use a vacuum pump." (10)

Shortly after the Pasteur Institute study was published in September 1985, researchers from the Tumor Cell Biology Laboratory of the National Institute of Health in the United States reported similar findings, stating: "In a dried state, complete inactivation of virus required between three and seven days...(and in moist form-ed) complete inactivation of infectious virus was seen between 11 and 15 days of exposure at 36 to 37 degrees centigrade...Even under the most rigorous heating conditions commonly used to inactivate complement (54 to 56 degrees centigrade), infectious virus was found three hours after exposure." (11)

Subsequently, the CDC repeated these studies and presented their findings at the 3rd International Conference on AIDS in Washington D.C. in June 1987. Their report stated:

"The HIV virus survives for several days after being dried and placed on stainless steel strips in a desiccator jar at room temperature." (12)

The virus can survive freezing, and has been transmitted to uninfected patients by surgical implantation of infected, frozen bone specimens. (13)

Prior to 1985, thousands of hemophiliacs around the world were given units of reconstituted, dried, hemophiliac cryoprecipitate known as Factor VIII. Unfortunately, this blood product had not been specifically heat treated to kill the HIV virus. Thus the virus was able to survive drying, shipping, and subsequent storage for prolonged periods of time. As a result of the use of untreated Factor VIII, 10,000 (about half) of America's hemophiliac population became infected with the HIV virus. (14)

In view of these readily available scientific studies that confirm the hardiness of the HIV virus, why is the public consistently told that the virus is fragile, and dies immediately once outside the human body? Quite simply, to allay apprehension on the part of the public, and to reassure our populace that there is absolutely no danger of contracting HIV disease other than by sex, blood contact, or from infected mothers to their children.

It doesn't. What's that for.


About the same temperature your ring catches fire from a gang bang

well viruses are not technically alive but i imagine it will break down above 65 degrees C

it will die at room temperture.

as soon as it is exposed to the air.

Yeah....HIv virus doesnt die on the basis of temp..^^

all viruses can die at given temperatures, This temperature varies depending on the virus. If you boil something that is contaminated, it will become sterile. This is called autoclaving.

If something cannot be killed by autoclaving it is not a virus or bacteria it is considered a prion and has to be incinerated.

as for the exact temperature I am not sure.

pretty much any temperature. However, the length that it lives outside the body will vary depending on weather, humidity, amout of blood spilled. It can easily be killed in less than ten minutes using a hypochlorite solution of 9 parts water, 1 part bleach. 1 cup bleach, 9 cups water.

it only dies when the person with the virus dies

The temperature of "fire." <}:-})

If you have the HIV virus, your body would be cremated as the virus was killed by heat.

It is arguable that viruses are even living things and not much more than a strand of DNA. So if you could figure out temp that breaks apart the bonds in DNA that would give you the answer. HIV viruses are notably hard viruses and are hard to break even under the harshest conditions.

l dnt know cos l do not have the virus.......

actually HIV is pretty weak virus compared to other viruses in general. I don't know HIV will only survive a couple of days when exposed to bare surfaces. I have worked in HIV lab and we autoclaved our equipment (121 degrees centigrade) as well as used UV in the hood.

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