|can anybody get infected from stool(shit)
Dec 31, 2012
Dear doctor,I would like to know,can anybody get infected hiv from a hiv positive person's stool(shit) like,I was in a shopping mall's public toilet,than after finishing,when I m using the tissue papers,I notice that in the papers,there is a line of a mark which is yellow like,(may b stools) and I was worried.and I wiped my organs as well, so please doctor can u help me out with it.I m so worried.and other question I would like to ask,that if I got my sperm out in the open area,like tissue or news papers even though if the tissue or papers r little will I can have a chance to infected?please please doctor help me out with my tow question.I am a very sensetive person.so got much worried.so,pleasse doctor tell. Me please.
| Response from Mr. Glenn
Thanks for your question,
There is no risk from what you're talking about.
You cannot get HIV from stool/shit.
You can only get HIV when body fluid carrying HIV (e.g. blood, semen, breast milk, vaginal fluids) leaves a person's body and goes immediately/directly inside someone else's body. All of that must happen. In your case none of that did.
Hope this helps!
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