CDC says that HIV
does not survive long
outside the human body and that they can
only survive for days or weeks in labs under the right conditions. So what are the requirements for HIV to survive outside the human body? I looked on the web and all I can find is how it takes over the T cells, which I already know. My assumption is that since HIV can only replicate itself with the precense of T cells, it can only survive when there are T-cells.