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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: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Nadim Al-Mubarak replied 1 year ago.


Viruses 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.

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