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Need your help...thanks!
      #207819 - 09/20/06 11:40 AM

Sorry for the repost. Please help me on this.

One thing that bugs me are the germs/bacteria that resides on environmental surfaces e.g. toilet sinks, taps, doorknobs etc. I know that the HIV virus does not live well on such surfaces and there has never been a documented case of any person who's gotten HIV through touching it. I got a few scenarios which I hope you people would be kind enough to help me with.

1) Toilet taps - I had a bleeding thumb the other day and I was washing it when my wound touched the tap.
2) Urinals - I was urinating at the urinal when my privates touched the urinal surface.
3) Doorknobs - Some fella did not wash his hands after poo-ing in the loo and just walked out. Any chance of getting something from the toilet doorknob?
4) Toilet seat - I was seating on the seat when my privates touched the edge. Again, any danger?
5) Water splashes - Is there any danger if water splashes into my eye while washing my hands after using the toilet?

I know these scenarios sound stupid but please help me out here. Thanks.

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Re: Need your help...thanks! new
      #207821 - 09/20/06 11:52 AM

None of those things are a risk for HIV. I'm sure that won't make you happy and you'll be back with "Thanks, BUT..." which I will ignore.

One reason why no one answered you in the first place. These questions have been asked and answered many times. You can always do a bit of work and search through the old posts.


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Re: Need your help...thanks! new
      #207824 - 09/20/06 12:14 PM

absolutely no risk for any scenarios above....please educate yourself on HIV, both transmission and prevention, your life depends on it, nowadays*

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Re: Need your help...thanks! new
      #207870 - 09/21/06 12:59 AM

Hi...there is definitely no "Thanks, but..." here. I am grateful to you people for taking time to answer to these queries. Thanks again and may all of us stay safe and well always.

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