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Chances Of Catching AIDS From Touching Feces

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What Are the Symptoms of HIV and AIDS?

...(if you're providing the mouth; this is a much lower risk than the others) That's it. For any other type of activity -- kissing someone with HIV, sharing food or drinks with them, touching something an HIV-positive person touched -- there's basically no chance that whatever you did resulted in you getting HIV. If you're curious about whether specific sexual acts are riskier than others, check out these frequently asked questions from...
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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.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

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 »

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 SOME...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hi,The information you desire was already waiting for you in the archives. See below.Dr. BobAIDS and Feces Sep 2, 2009Dear Sir/Madam,I thought AIDS is not found in feces, however, I came across this site which illustrates that AIDS 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 »

saliva (Facts for Life: What you and the people you care about need to know about HIV/AIDS )

can i catch HIV if my partner "sprays" when he talks and his salive gets in my eye? Also can i get HIV from an infected partners saliva on my anus?
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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Women and HIV/AIDS

... Table of Contents A Look at the Numbers Is HIV Different for Men and Women? Treatment in HIV+ Women: Efficacy, Side Effects, and Drug Interactions Gynecological Issues Read more »
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HIV/AIDS Among Hispanics/Latinos

... The HIV epidemic is a serious threat to the Hispanic/Latino community. While Hispanics/Latinos 1 represented approximately 15% of Read more »
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Drug Interactions and HIV/AIDS

...break down the drug The kidneys remove the drug from the bloodstream The drug is eliminated from the body in urine or feces Sometimes, one drug affects the way another drug is metabolized by speedingup or slowing down the action of... Read more »
San Francisco AIDS Foundation

Reducing the Risk of Getting HIV From Sexual Activities

...bleeding, and then we're not talking about urine transmitting HIV, we're talking about blood. Rimming (Oral-Anal Contact) Feces may contain some blood, but it poses very minimal risk for HIV transmission. However, rimming is a risk for... Read more »
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Please Help, Confused and scared...

Posted by jrob123, 2 Replies
...mouth, My throat is soar, I am always tired. I yaun 20 times a day, i feel sleepy, I burp all the time. espc after I eat. My stools are always changing, at first it was dhiarea, now they are just soft. When i go to the bathroom and leave stools,... Read more »

HIV Positive?

Posted by shinpai, 2 Replies
...inside me. A week after I started yawning a lot and feeling sleepy all the time. I also noticed that I had softer than usual stool. Three weeks later I started feeling a tingling sensation in my vagina (exactly where his penis touches me when... 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
...urinating at the urinal when my privates touched the urinal surface. 3) Doorknobs - Some fella did not wash his hands after poo-ing in the loo and just walked out. Any chance of getting something from the toilet doorknob? 4) Toilet seat - I was... Read more »