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Can You Get Hiv From Stool Samples

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HIV from stools

Hi Doctor,I've searched the archives but can't seem to find an answer to this question. I would like to know if HIV can be transmitted through coming in contact with someone else's stools/shit, for there could be blood in it. Please let me know....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello Doc, My girlfriend is working as a bartender and she cut her self by cutting fruit. Then she shaked hand with some guy has AIDS and he had sweat hands. She felt burn reaction from his sweat on her finger. It's possibility to infected this... Read more »

MAC in stool sample without symptoms and TCell count over 150

My husband was recently diagnosed with HIV. Except for diarrhea that he has had for a few months... Read more »

BLOOD IN MY STOOL

Im a South African and have been on HIV meds since 2005 and take efavirenz and truvada. I noticed... Read more »
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The Well Project

Caring for Your Gut: Dealing With Diarrhea, Nausea and Other Stomach Problems if You Have HIV/AIDS

...effect. If they continue or get worse, it may be a sign that you have an infection, especially if you also have a fever. Some AIDS-related opportunistic infections (OIs) affecting the gut include: Cryptosporidiosis Microsporidiosis ... Read more »
The Well Project

Caring for Your Liver if You Have HIV/AIDS

...medications, over-the-counter drugs such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), repeated use of antibiotics, or exposure to chemicals AIDS related opportunistic infections (OIs) such as MAC (mycobacterium avium complex), TB (tuberculosis), CMV... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Diarrhea

...Diarrhea? Diarrhea is an increase in the water content, frequency, and volume of bowel movements. It is frequent in people with HIV disease. Diarrhea can be a serious problem. Mild cases disappear within a few days. Severe cases can cause... Read more »
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Mycobacterium Avium Complex (MAC)

...infections in people with HIV. In one study, MAC bacteria were found in the blood of 43% of people within two years of diagnosis with AIDS. MAC is most likely to occur in people with CD4+ cell counts below 50 and at least one other opportunistic... Read more »
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Dark Stool

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...Over the past week, I've noticed that my stool has become extremely dark (almost black). Is that a symptom of this virus? Read more »

Blood in stool ?

Posted by NeverAgain, 3 Replies
...Well, I need some help on this one, Can blood in stool be a sign of HIV infection (early infection) ? Read more »

Blood in stool????

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...Is blood in a stool a symptom? I read yesterday that green stool is not a symptom but what about little blood particles on toilet paper after defecating? Read more »

Green Stools??? TWICE!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...have green stools after having diarreah a couple of days ago and took immodium!!! i am not sure if this could be related to hiv as I took my 9 month test a week and a half ago!!! I also tested -ve at 5 months.... I was told this could be a... Read more »