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    Until recently i had always thought that the aids virus could only live/survive actually in a carrier. Thus, things like needles could only carry the virus for a short period of time... i.e 30 mins ! however, i have no idea if this is true or not ?
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    After a quick search I found this page

    http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/S...Non/Q8708.html
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    thanks, it seems to agree with what i thought anyway !
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    People who share needles may well do it within that short period of time though.
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    It really does depend, viruses are fascinating things and can survive in amazingly harsh conditions. Also although viruses may die out relatively quickly, bacteria and other virus-like particles are far sturdier than viruses. Just...don't do it really!
 
 
 
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