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HIV Risk After Touching Toilet Seat

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"Penis Touching Toilet Seat"

I just had sex education and learned about HIV. Now I am worried because my penis has been touching the toilet seat many times now (before sex education). Can a person get HIV from his penis touching a toilet seat? If there is semen or pre-cum on...
Erik Glenn, M.A.

Response from Erik Glenn, M.A.

Chicago Black Gay Mens Caucus
Thanks for your question,I'm sorry that you're getting different answers on HIV. Luckily this is why organizations like us and AIDSVancouver exist. They are absolutely right when they say that there is <b>no risk</b> from the... Read more »

Vagina touched blood on toilet seat! Help me please!

Hi doctor,Please take this time to review my question. A little history of myself, I have anxiety... Read more »

HIV from toilet seat zit

I just went to the toilet and there was dried blood on the toilet seat but it was the only one that... Read more »
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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 »

Vagina touched toilet

Posted by Lyndsay1, 3 Replies
i was out drunk and went to the toilet and went to sit down and my vagina touched the toilet seat. I'm terrified i might have caught hep c or hiv. Help. Ps i have high anxiety and ocd which doesn't help

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HIV toilet seat blood?

Posted by tubbyone1, 1 Reply
I went to the public library restroom today &amp; 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 »

Dirty Toilet Rim Water in Eye

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I was recently went to a unisex toilet, and somehow managed to have some water splash from the rim into my eye. The rim was pretty dirty but didn't have any noticeable blood, but it could have had other body fluids on it. What is the risk here? I... Read more »