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Touching Feces Risks

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CAN YOU GET HIV FROM A PERSON FECES?

RECENTLY I HAD DID MASTURBATIONWITH A WOMAN I DID NOT KNOW WELL ALL WE DID WAS MUTUAL TOUCHING A FEELING BUT I GOT CARIED AWAY AND PUT MY FINGER IN HERE ANUL HOLE AND THEN WHEN I PULLED IT OUT I HAD A LITTLE BIT OF HER FECES ON MY FINGER AND AT THAT...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Exposure to feces does not pose a risk for infection with HIV, unless there is blood present in the feces and that comes into contact with your mucous membranes or bloodstream. Contact with feces alone has never been documented as a vehicle for HIV... Read more »

"he threw feces at me in my car while in traffic"

As the title suggests, a street kid threw a very small amount of feces at me. It... 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... Read more »
Articles
AIDS Survival Project

Sharing, Caring and Touching Lives . . .

National HIV Testing Day in Atlanta was a great success! Over 1,000 people were tested in four metro locations, including street outreach at Five Points MARTA Station (151 tested); Lindbergh MARTA Station (167 tested); American Red Cross (211... Read more »
UNAIDS

60 Million Africans Have Been Touched by AIDS, Says UNAIDS Executive Director

Maputo -- By continuing to devastate Africa's economies, communities, and development, HIV/AIDS has undoubtedly become Africa's biggest challenge. "Sixty million Africans have been touched by AIDS in the most immediate way. They are either living... Read more »
Test Positive Aware Network

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 »
San Francisco General Hospital

Sex in the Age of AIDS

Physical intimacy is as essential to well-being as proper nourishment. All human beings need to touch and be touched -- and people with HIV may need that contact more than most, because all too often they are denied their fair share of physical... 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 »

Fingerring and touching anus opening

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Please help me I am making myself sick with worry. I Fingered a girl of unknown HIV status (not inside her but just the vulva). She briefly rubbed her vagina. About 10 minutes later she pressed my anal opening with the same finger. Is there a risk... Read more »

a dangerous touch

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
To be short, a sex worker touch me on my neck. My neck was shaved half an hour ago when I had my hair cut.

If the sex worker had just finished her job for a client and her hand was contaminated with the man's semen, and the sex worker dose not clean... Read more »

touched blood in water

Posted by 613, 2 Replies
I think this is my OCD getting the better of me but here goes.

Last night at a Halloween punk/metal show I and a friend of mine had fake blood on our hands.

We washed them together in a bucket of water. He then said he cut his hand and was washing the... Read more »