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The virus on contact with lubricant gel outside the body the

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the virus on contact with lubricant gel outside the body the virus servive or die?
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 5 months ago.
GreetingsViruses by definition are not considered "alive". They lack the ability to reproduce and only active inside a host cell. If you mean if they are destroyed or not; In gel, they are unchanged. In an strong acidic environment, most viruses are destroyed. If you touch a gel that is contaminated with viruses, most (like HIV) can easily be washed away with soap. If this answers your question, please complete the rating above. This is how we get credit for our service. Best wishes