Mar 9, 2003
Thank you so much for this service you provide. I will greatly appreciate any response you can provide to my situation as it has me worried. While using the bathroom at work I noticed something on the back of the seat that may have been menstural blood. My concern is if I unknowingly brushed the toilet paper against whatever was on the seat and then wiped myself, would I be at risk for an HIV exposure since mucous membranes would have been involved? Thank you for your time.
| Response from Ms. Breuer
There are many versions of this question, but the answer is always the same: No. Please read the transmission section of this website to learn why HIV is not transmitted via toilet seats.
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