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Hiv from stool

Nov 11, 2012

Dear Shannon! i am a psychlogist working with children with a difficult familiar background. I don't know their status. One child pooped on my legs because she had diarrhea. It Went through my clothes.i' ve read different Information about contact with feces. Would it be a risk if traces of feces got on my Slip? I hope you have Time to answer!!

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi Thanks for the question. It is possible to get HIV through feces, but there are a few things that have to happen in order for HIV transmission to occur. First the stool would have to have a large volume of blood in it and then it if did have the large volume of blood it would have to enter your body through a fresh open wound. Having your slip on also helps add the prevention of transmission. So the short answer after that explanation is no! You are fine.

Be well, Shannon

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