|Another HIV Urinal Question...
Sep 12, 2013
I was using the trough urinal at work, one of those long ones that spans across a wall. It's mounted pretty close to peeing height, and there was maybe half an inch of urine/water in it. It looked clear as far as I remember, what are the chances of any transmitting bodily fluids being in there?
Anyway, as I finished the last couple of drops, it splashed back up onto my urethra. Is it worth going and getting tested or am I hopefully worrying about nothing?
Thanks in advance.
| Response from Dr. Wohl
No risk here absolutely. To get infected with HIV there needs to be a lot of virus and some rigorous action to get it into the body. Peeing into a urinal would not meet these criteria.
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