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Cut on finger and toilet seat

Posted by xtreme, 1 Reply
thanks for the responses! Much appreciated! Another 2 questions regarding HIV transmission -

1. I had a cut on my finger where I was fingering my girlfriend - does this pose as a risk for HIV for her to get infected if I had the virus or me getting... Read more »

HIV toilet seat blood?

Posted by tubbyone1, 1 Reply
I went to the public library restroom today & saw some blood on the toilet seat. I wiped it off with tissue paper, then sat anddid my business. i didn't see any blood left over, but after i got up, i saw some blood on the inner side of the seat.... Read more »

Hiv from used toilet paper?

Posted by LL1121, 1 Reply
Is it possible if a girl, who is hiv positve wiped after peeing and let it sit there till it dried then after someone else wiped with that same toilet paper, could they contract hiv from this?
Basically is it possible to catch hiv from using used... Read more »

Could I catch HIV from sharing infected toilet pap

Posted by blackwinterday, 1 Reply
Dear Expert,

I am new to this forum! Firstly, I would like to express my gratitude to all of you!

I am scared over the incident told below!

Recently, I was diagnosed with hemorrhoids so I always wipe off my vagina and anus after urinating. I always... Read more »

HIV from blood on Toilet paper?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Hi,
if somebody that had hiv spilled a bit of their blood onto toilet paper, and then a minute later i used the toilet paper to wipe my vagina....would that put me at risk? i am extremely worried about this! Read more »
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HIV Transmission via Toilet Seat/Toilet Paper

Hello, I recently went for an STD test at a free STD clinic in Downtown NYC. Pardon my somewhat graphic description, but I used the bathroom (which was not very clean at all) to do my business (#2). I used the toilet paper available to clean myself...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there:The answer to your question is none. Zero. There is no risk of transmission from a situation like this. HIV does not live well outside of the body. Within a minutes time, the virus will start to die, leaving it unable to infect someone. In... Read more »

Risk (from toilet seats)?

Why is it that everyone claims that HIV cannot be transmitted from toilet seats? What happens if there was infectious fluid left on the seats, like menstrual blood and vaginal fluid for example, which is a possible scenario in women's...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
I don't know what toilets you've been in, but I've not encountered menstrual blood or vaginal fluids on toilet seats and have a hard time imagining how such fluids could get there, anatomically speaking. And even if these fluids were... Read more »

Can you get AIDS From Toilet Seat?

All people in my workplace try to make sure they don't use the same toiletcubicle as my friend with HIV. But I thought you could not get it from theseat....
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
HIV, the virus that causes AIDS is in blood, semen, vaginal fluids andbreast milk. To create an infection, one of these four body fluids with HIVin it must come into immediate and direct contact with the bloodstream or amucous membrane of another... Read more »

HIV from blood on toilet seat

Can you get HIV from sitting on menstrual blood or it splashing onto your vagina whilst peeing, how long will it take for the virus to die in the blood once left the body?Thank you for your help in advance...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiHIV dies within minutes of leaving the body. It is possible to get HIV from sitting on menstrual fluid if you cut yourself on your way down to sitting on the toilet and the menstrual fluid was just placed there moments before you sat down.Splash... Read more »
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