Do schools send instructions on what solution to store the teeth in? This might sound silly to ask, but is it a good idea to mark on the jar that teeth from HIV patients shouldn't be placed in the jar due to biohazardous reasons, just in case? I don't think the solution for the teeth would kill an HIV virus.Thanks!
HIV is actually one of the easiest viruses to kill. It is inactivated in bleach and water solutions, in alcohol, and if you let it dry on the counter top. That's right, HIV is inactivated by drying, so if you have dried blood on a countertop, HIV is not one of your concerns. Enveloped viruses are exceptionally easy to kill. That's why it's hilarious that so many cleaning products at the grocery store say, "Kills the HIV Virus!"
No kidding. Everything kills HIV.
That being said, make sure you are following your dental school's instructions for disinfecting collected teeth. There are tougher bugs that you should be concerned about.