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Blood In Public Restrooms And Hiv

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Ask the Experts

can HIV be transmitted this way

Can you be at risk for having HIV if you were to consume urine from a public restroom urinal?
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...that does not contain visible blood is not considered a risk for HIV transmission. By the way how does one consume urine from a public restroom urinal??? On second thought never mind. I don't really want to know.Dr. Bob Read more »

HIV transmitted by a contact lens?

I dropped one of my contact lenses onto the floor of a men's public restroom the other day. The... Read more »

Blood all over the place- Adrian again - some add

Hello Dr Bob, my name is Adrian, and you are my last chance, that my life come back to normal... Read more »
Articles
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Physicians' Group Recommends Using Public Cord Blood Banks, Routine HIV Testing

...Association adopted new guidelines to help doctors counsel pregnant women about donating their babies' umbilical cord blood to public cord blood banks. "Umbilical cord blood stem cells are useful for some therapeutic purposes and as a potential... Read more »
The Well Project

Understanding HIV-Related Lab Tests I: Complete Blood Count and Blood Chemistry

...help you and your health care provider keep track ofhow you are doing in the following areas: Immune System Status How HIV is affecting your immune system If you need to start or switch HIV drugs Example of lab test: CD4 cell... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Stopping the Spread of HIV

...by blood. What If I've Been Exposed? If you think you have been exposed to HIV, talk to your health care provider or the public health department, and get tested. For more information on HIV testing, see Fact Sheet 102 . If you are sure that... Read more »
Project Inform

Flu Season and Living With HIV

...planning a pregnancy during flu season; people with chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, asthma, heart disease and HIV/AIDS; people 50 years and older; people who live, work or volunteer in health care facilities; and people with... Read more »
Connect With Others

Can I catch HIV infection this way?

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
...a truly genuin fear of mine. Anyone, please give me some advise! What happened was this. It happened over 10 months ago in a public restroom. It was pretty crowded in there and U had to wait my turn to use a stall. So there was definitely someone... Read more »

blood

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...surfaces. Suppose someone were to have a bleeding wound and get a small drop of blood on a surface (assuming the person was hiv+) and then maybe 30 seconds or a minute were to pass and someone else had a small , slightly bleeding open cut (paper... Read more »

HIV Survival

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...everyday environments outside of the body? There was a small amount of dried blood (much less than a milliliter) on the sink in a public restroom. I accidentally touched the blood with my hand. I immediately washed my hands. My concern is... Read more »

HIV and urine - please help

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...know little about HIV and how it is transmitted and yesterday something happened that made me begin to worry. I was using a public restroom when a drunk kid (I live in a college town) came to the urinal next to me. he was stumbling and when he... Read more »