|My dog ate my feces
Jun 9, 2011
I am HIV+ . Before I could clean up after diarrhea my dog eat the feces that was on the floor. The vet said it is somewhat common for dogs to do that but did not think being HIV+ would make a difference. I know HIV can not be passed on to animals , but what about a dog eating the feces from a HIV+ person?
| Response from Dr. Young
We answer a lot of questions here; usually the same question gets asked more than once. But this is a first time for your query.
No, dogs don't have human CD4 proteins, and as such, cannot get infected with HIV.
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