May 7, 2002
Hi! I know that HIV cannot be transmitted by toilet. However, I am concerned: I (female) went to a toilet where, as I discovered later, still some menstruation blood could be seen. Is there any reason for concern (e.g. because of spattering)?
Response from Mr. Kull
If fresh menstrual blood from an HIV infected person came into contact with your mucous membranes, then transmission is possible. But how likely is that?
It's so unlikely that we have never seen it happen. According to the CDC, HIV transmission is limited to sexual, blood-to-blood contact (needle-sharing, occupational exposures), and HIV infected mother-to-infant.
HIV is not spread through casual contact.
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