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Can You Get Hiv From Eating Feces

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My dog ate my feces

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 ,...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

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Hello,Eeeeeww.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.BY... Read more »



HIV, HEP and Feces

Doctors,Thank you, in advance, for considering my question.I have a high risk sexual encounter 28... Read more »
Body Health Resources Foundation


What Is It? Few bodily functions can vary as much day-to-day as how often and how much we poop -- or, as doctors say, "have bowel movements." Because of this natural variation, it can be hard to tell whether you have a problem. Generally speaking,... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange


Diarrhea -- an increase in the frequency and decrease in the consistency of stools -- can be caused by many antiretrovirals. This is an important side effect to keep in check, and any diarrhea that is frequent, watery or lasts for more than a couple... Read more »
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And the Band Plays On

HIV has forced me to separate the bull from the shit, make priorities, get real. Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Meanwhile, back at the ranch -- the USA Not OK Corral -- gay men in the land of milk and honey continue to go hungry in the domestic... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

California: Everyday Heroes -- Long Beach Gay-Friendly Church Makes Sure HIV/AIDS Patients Can Eat

The AIDS Food Store at Christ Chapel of Long Beach, Calif., has operated a free weekly or bimonthly food distribution program for 27 years to help persons with HIV/AIDS. Participants do not have to be church members to receive help. The store... Read more »
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neverending loose feces

Posted by jackass, 2 Replies
I can't understand why I'm having loose feces for 3 weeks?

I just can't put it in a shape!..

my mom had the same problem and her problem started the same day with me.. but hers lasted 2.5 weeks and my problem haven't stopped yet..

this worries me..

it's... Read more »

what to eat for HIV/AIDS person?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi all,

I understand that I should eat BETTER... But I really don't know what are the good meals/food for HIV/AIDS people? Any anybody share your experience with me?

And what kind exercise do you guys do? I feel my body is very senstive to... Read more »

anxiety is eating me alive!

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
I have read several posts on this board and I feel so stupid for waiting so long to test for hiv. So many of you got tested as soon as you could and I think that is so impressive because I am shaking right now just thinking of it. It has been... Read more »

Advice on eating please.

Posted by Billy_G, 9 Replies
My partner has full blown AIDS and is going trough a very tough time at the moment. He's been diagnosed with MAS as well and had to undergo an operation recently leaving him very weak and EXTREMELY wasted away. Our Dr also changed his cocktail and... Read more »