Possibility of HIV infection? Urgent answers required.

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I have a question: Is it possible for HIV virus to survive on the bristles of a completely dried toothbrush, inside a partially opened zip lock plastic bag, and left untouched for over four months? Does it still carry a risk of infection?

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    It is highly unlikely. You've got to understand that HIV doesn't survive too long outside the body. It lasts only few hours after, which it would expire. Therefore, I don't see it surviving on toothbrush, in a bag or not. Bacteria? Of course bacteria would last very long. Some Gram-positive bacteria form endospores, which allow them to withstand extreme temperatures and conditions and last more than a thousand years. Therefore, in this type of situation, your concern should be bacteria. I hope this answers your question.

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    No it's not a risk, if the blood is wet there might be a risk and it is toooooooooo low.

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