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Jun 15, 2008

I have heard from a stall, people having sex at disco. I couldn't help but wonder how many times in the past this may have happened. I have used the bathroom many times. This is my question, supposing someone who had sex, was infected with HIV/AIDS and they never washed properly or may even have contaminated the faucet. How much risk is there for the next person who touches the contaminated faucet or door handle????

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HIV is not transmitted by casual contact, such as touching a faucet, door handle or sharing a bathroom. It requires intimate contact like sex or sharing a used needle with someone who has HIV.



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