The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App 
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Ask the Experts About

Fatigue and AnemiaFatigue and Anemia
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

I'm Worried
Dec 17, 2008

Hello Dr McGowan, i had heamaroids about a month back and was bombarded with toilet water every time i went, it was fine then but now im experiencing some symtoms, could there have been something in the water? How long would it take for me to realise if i did have the virus?

Response from Dr. McGowan

Dear Worried.

Transmission of HIV via toilet water that splashed back would not be likely. The best protection against HIV infection is your intact skin. Virus transmssion via stool has not been documented and even if it were bloody stool the virus would be highly diluted by the water and would not survive outside the body for long.

So, the long and the short of it is, don't worry.


6 months???
Prezista & Norvir

  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary



This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint