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HIV after rubbing my eyes

Jun 6, 2014

Dear Dr. Wohl,

I recently went to a spa for a massage and after that I need to use the toilet to urinate. I of course touch the flush button of the toilet bowl.After few minutes, I rub my eyes using the same finger in flushing the toilet. I did not see any fluids in the flush button but im not 100% sure. Is this a risk for hiv transmission. Thanks.


Response from Dr. Wohl

Not how you get HIV. Check out the HIV 101 section on this site for info on how HIV is and is not transmitted.


negative at 176 days
Should I go get a PEP? How high is my risk?

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