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Can HIV Be Transmitted Through Touching Poop

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Can an HIV virus semen can transmit through touching it?

If the HIV virus that is present in semen and once touches on the semen can transmit the virus?...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello thereNo, the skin forms a barrier to penetration of the HIV virus. There needs to be a significant amount of HIV+ body fluid passing from one person's body directly/immediately into another person's body. Intact skin protects against... Read more »

Nurse said saliva can transmit HIV now im freaking out...

Hi Dr Bob!Im really hopeing you can answer my question so i can go on living my normal life...I... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through sweat? (SWEAT, 2010)

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Yellow Poop

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi All,
Is it common for your poop to change from the normal color of brown, to a light yellowish color???

perhaps during or right after sero?
tks Read more »

Doctor scaring the poop out of me

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
Had high risk exposure and went to the doctor crying...
He told me not to worry and gave me a PCR Viral load test to make sure (21 days post exposure)
The result was supposed to be in today. I called this morning and he was very short with me and told... Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through Oral sex?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
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TRANSMITTING HIV TO NEWBORN TWINS/NEED ADVISE?????

Posted by Jessie, 3 Replies
I recently had my husband come to me, upset, crying and concerned about his brothers two newborn twins and the fact that me and my husband are both HIV+. Apparently, the brother confronted my husband about being with the newborns and washing his... Read more »