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HIV Risk After Touching Toilet Seat

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I know I'm going to sound crazy, but last week when I was in class, taking notes, I touched the seat on my chair and I touched what appeared to be toilet paper, it was only a small amount of it like something that would be left behind when you wipe,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Your HIV-acquisition risk is nonexistent, and yes your fears do indeed "sound crazy." Crazier still is your statement "I also touched my ants . . . ." Ants??? Dude, you need new pets.Dr. Bob Read more »

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I work at an HIV/AIDS Clinic in a urban setting. I usually am OK with working there and rarely have... Read more »

Sorry for this question (PENIS TOUCHED TOILET)

Hi Dr. sorry to send you this question again but I couldn't find any similar question, I apologize... Read more »
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OCD myself to death

Posted by 9514, 1 Reply
...inch by to 2 inches on inside right forearm. did not let any body touch open wound but put open wound on open dirty tables touched door knobs and toilet seats with dirty fingers and put arm on armrest for cards and such. i did touch open wound... Read more »

Cut on finger and toilet seat

Posted by xtreme, 1 Reply
...get infected if I had the virus or me getting infected if she had HIV? 2.i went to use the toilet and the tip of my penis touched the the surface of the bowl? does this pose as a risk to hiv or any other stds? thank you Read more »

Potential HIV risks please help

Posted by 613, 3 Replies
...get my yearly physical here are my risks 1. Received oral sex from a woman in 2006 (unprotected) 2. fingered the same girl 3. touched blood of 2 different people at different times and had no cuts on my hand 4. Wrestled and afraid I got... Read more »

Risk of transmission?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...female, I went to pee and of course I didn't seat on the toilet, I pulled down my jeans almost to my knees, I don't know if they touched the floor but the floor was dirty, I swear I saw some red liquid on the floor too, thing is I had to pee... Read more »