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Chance Of Getting HIV From Touching Poop

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Dr. Bob -- You gave me the donating Information - Much Appreciated - But you forgot to answer the question I Assked?

Dr. Bob, I am back at my computer. I was wondering what are the chances of getting HIV from Sweat? It is summer now and I am in business where I have to shake peoples hands a lot. I recently come into contact with some people that are HIV+ positive....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and urine do contain HIV, but have not been reported to transmit the disease (apart from two cases involving transmission from fecal matter via cut skin). Mosquitoes, fleas, and other insects do not transmit HIV.If you are sexually active,... Read more »

HIV+ ROOMMATE/ WORRIED ABOUT OWN HEALTH

I am a 22-year old white female, I recently moved out of an apt I was sharing with an HIV+ roommate, who just found out he is positive 2 months ago. While I never thought of myself as the phobic type living with him made me really uncomfortable and...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,First of all, what's up with your poopy ex-roommate??? He missed the toilet and pooped on the rug?" Hmm . . . talk about bad aim (and poor manners!). I certainly understand Read more »

WHAT ARE THE CHANCES OF GETTING INFECTED THROUGH CONTACT WITH FECES?

HELLO DOC:I RECENTLY PERFORMED PROTECTED ANAL SEX WITH A MAN. AFTER 2 MINUTES I REMOVED MY PENIS WITH CONDOM, TOUCHED IT AND REALIZED IT HAD FECES ALL OVER. I WASHED MY HANDS AND REMOVED THE CONDOM. AFTER A COUPLE OF HOURS I REALIZED THAT I HAD...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, Read more »

plumbing and hiv

Dear Doc, I have alot of anxiety right now about being a plumber and not wearing gloves all the time and having cuts on my hands. Does hiv in urine or feces deactivate rapidly in toilet water or does it live for a long period of time. do i have...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and urine do contain HIV, but have not been reported to transmit the disease (apart from two cases involving transmission from fecal matter via cut skin). Mosquitoes, fleas, and other insects do not transmit HIV. If you are sexually active,... Read more »
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Chances of getting HIV when you have dermatitis

Posted by Antre, 1 Reply
...Hi. I would like to ask about the chances of getting HIV when you have dermatitis and touch body fluids. Moreover what are the chances if these body fluids where out of the body for Read more »

HIV Positive?

Posted by shinpai, 2 Replies
...throat just a discomfort that seems to be moving to my chest. Does anyone recognize these symptoms and could they mean that I'm HIV positive after this encounter? The guy and I broke up around the time I started feeling the vaginal irritation... Read more »

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Posted by pos1234, 2 Replies
...pointers on how to meet hetero sexual females even just for chat, i have visited many dating sites for hiv+ but most of them are crap . Read more »

Just a personal thought

Posted by Anonymous
...bugs me are the germs/bacteria that resides on environmental surfaces e.g. toilet sinks, taps, doorknobs etc. I know that the HIV virus does not live well on such surfaces and there has never been a documented case of any person who's gotten HIV... Read more »